• Short Summary

    TWO PEOPLE WERE REPORTED KILLED IN BRUSSELS ON TUESDAY (23 MARCH) WHEN A MARCH BY MORE THAN 50,000 COMMON MARKET FARMERS ENDED IN A RUNNING.

  • Description

    1.
    GTV DEMONSTRATORS (2 SHOTS)
    0.08

    2.
    GV MARCHERS WITH BANNERS (2 SHOTS)
    0.21

    3.
    MV FLOAT WITH POSTER & DRAWING OF COW
    0.29

    4.
    MV FRENCH & DUTCH DEMONSTRATORS IN MARCH (3 SHOTS)
    0.42

    5.
    GTV MARCH
    0.46

    6.
    CU PIGS HEADS ON POLES ZOOM OUT TO MORE HEADS & BANNERS
    0.54

    7.
    GV & MV MARCHERS ROCK TRAM, SMASHING WINDOWS & SETTING FIRE TO IT (8 SHOTS)
    1.26

    8.
    SV RIOT POLICE FIRING TEAR GAS
    1.31

    9.
    SV MARCHER PICKS UP TEAR GAS CARTRIDGES & THROW IT BACK AT POLICE
    1.39

    10.
    GV DEMONSTRATORS THROWING GAS CARTRIDGES AT WATER CANNON
    1.47

    11.
    SV DEMONSTRATOR GRABBED BY POLICEMAN & BEATEN
    1.57

    12.
    SV INJURED DEMONSTRATOR COMFORTED IN ROAD
    2.3

    13.
    GV RIOT POLICE CLASH WITH MARCHERS
    2.13

    14.
    MV & GV WATER CANNON SPRAYING MARCHERS (2 SHOTS)
    2.21

    15.
    GV PAN MARCHERS & POLICE THROWING GAS AT EACH OTHER
    2.26



    Initials SGM/0340 SGM/0410



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TWO PEOPLE WERE REPORTED KILLED IN BRUSSELS ON TUESDAY (23 MARCH) WHEN A MARCH BY MORE THAN 50,000 COMMON MARKET FARMERS ENDED IN A RUNNING. BATTLE BETWEEN POLICE AND MARCHERS. THE FARMERS WERE IN BRUSSELS TO LEND WEIGHT TO THEIR CALL FOR HIGHER FARM PRICES IN THE EEC (EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY). THE DEMONSTRATION WAS TIMED TO COINCIDE WITH THE FINAL MEETING OF THE EEC'S AGRICULTURE MINISTERS WHO WERE DECIDING PRICE INCREASES FOR THE NEW SEASON BEGINNING APRIL THE 1ST.

    THE DISCONTENT OF THE COMMUNITY FARMERS WITH THE COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY HAS BEEN CLEAR FOR SOME TIME, BUT TUESDAY'S INCIDENT, INVOLVING MORE THAN 50,000 FARMERS FROM ALL SIX MEMBER COUNTRIES OF THE EEC, HAS ADDED A NEW DIMENSION TO EEC POLITICS.

    VISNEWS CAMERAMAN PIERRE RIHOUET BROUGHT OUR THIS EXCELLENT COVERAGE, IN SPITE OF HAVING TO WITHDRAW AT ONE POINT AFTER BEING HIT BY A TEAR GAS CONTAINER SHOT BY THE POLICE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8EFWHM8TP08SOMBKWN9JD9PRJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8EFWHM8TP08SOMBKWN9JD9PRJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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