• Short Summary

    OVER 3,000 DEMONSTRATORS SUPPORTING THE FRONT DEMOCRATIQUE FRANCOPHONE (FDF) MARCHED THROUGH THE CENTRE OF BRUSSELS TONIGHT (FRIDAY) IN ANOTHER MANIFESTATIONS OF THE "LANGUAGE WAR" WHICH HAS SPLIT BELGIUM FOR OVER A CENTURY.

  • Description

    1.
    SV PAN DEMONSTRATORS HOLD FDF PLACARDS BEFORE START OF MARCH
    0.14

    2.
    GV PAN BANNER "ALGERIA FLEMISH"
    0.20

    3.
    GV ANOTHER BANNER "LIBERTY FOR BRUSSELS" (2 SHOTS)
    0.27

    4.
    SV PAN POLICE
    0.33

    5.
    GV PAN START OF MARCH DEMONSTRATORS CARRY BANNER AND CHANT "FLEMISH ALGERIA"
    0.40

    6.
    GV DITTO
    0.46

    7.
    SV FLEMISH COUNTER DEMONSTRATORS SALUTE
    0.50

    8.
    SV SCUFFLE BETWEEN FRENCH AND FLEMISH DEMONSTRATORS
    0.58

    9.
    SV PAN DEMONSTRATORS FIGHT.
    1.03

    10.
    SV DEMONSTRATOR NURSES INJURED EYE
    1.07

    11.
    GV'S FDF DEMONSTRATORS CONTINUE MARCH (2 SHOTS)
    1.22



    Initials GHB/VS/MGT/EEH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: OVER 3,000 DEMONSTRATORS SUPPORTING THE FRONT DEMOCRATIQUE FRANCOPHONE (FDF) MARCHED THROUGH THE CENTRE OF BRUSSELS TONIGHT (FRIDAY) IN ANOTHER MANIFESTATIONS OF THE "LANGUAGE WAR" WHICH HAS SPLIT BELGIUM FOR OVER A CENTURY.
    RESERVE POLICE WERE ON SPECIAL DUTY TO KEEP ORDER DURING THE DEMONSTRATION, ORGANISED BY THE FDF TO ENFORCE THEIR CLAIMS FOR ALL BELGIUM TO BE FRENCH-SPEAKING.
    DURING THE MARCH THERE WERE CLASHES WITH RIVAL FLEMISH-SPEAKING GROUPS WHO STAGED COUNTER-DEMONSTRATIONS. THE FDF MARCHERS CARRIED BANNERS AND PLACARDS PROCLAIMING - "BRUSSELS FRENCH" AND "ALGERIA FLEMISH".
    POLICE MADE SEVERAL ARRESTS, AND SOME OF THE DEMONSTRATORS FROM BOTH FACTIONS WERE SLIGHTLY INJURED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4HKQVPCIVHZX8T2K114FFURJR
    Media URN:
    VLVA4HKQVPCIVHZX8T2K114FFURJR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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