1800 Belgian miners went on strike June 20 in protest against the Government's decision to close Wandre and Herstal coal mines, in Liege.
LV Deserted mine.
AV Wheel at pit head.
SV PAN..Deserted mine area.
LV PAN.. Closed gates PAN to slogan on wall.
SV Mine workers listen to speakers.
SV Miner addresses crowd.
SV Miners listen.
SV Workers with banner.
SCU Miners applaud.
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Background: 1800 Belgian miners went on strike June 20 in protest against the Government's decision to close Wandre and Herstal coal mines, in Liege. On a wall at the pit-head the slogan "Pas de Fermeture"; assembled at the idle pit- the striking workers, listening to speeches from their leaders.
The miners also staged a protest demonstration in the centre of Liege. Their view and that of their leaders: the mines can be worked for another twenty years. They decided to stay on strike for 48 hours.