• Short Summary

    About 22,000 Belgian miners attended rallies at Paturage and Charleroi, Feb 23. They are on?

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    1.
    LV Train trucks barricading road at Paturage.
    5 ft

    2.
    LV Street stones stewn across road.
    11 ft

    3.
    LV Miners marching towards with banners.
    18 ft

    4.
    SV Miners marching along street.
    25 ft

    5.
    LV Ditto towards.
    31 ft

    6.
    TOP V Ditto along road.
    38 ft

    7.
    S.TOP V. Ditto.
    42 ft

    8.
    GROUND V. Miners turning into Square at Paturage
    46 ft

    9.
    BIG GENERAL V..PAN to miners gathered listening
    to speaker.
    59 ft

    10.
    L.TOP V Miners listening to speaker.
    65 ft

    11.
    SIDE V Leo Collard speaking- pan to miners.
    77 ft

    12.
    CU Leo Collard speaking.
    81 ft

    13.
    CU Man listening.
    84 ft

    14.
    GV Crowd listening.
    91 ft

    15.
    SV Child in pram.
    94 ft

    16.
    BACK V Crowd and speaker.
    99 ft

    17.
    G.TOP V Miners listening.
    105 ft

    18.
    G.TOP V Miners marching with banners at Charleroi.
    112 ft

    19.
    S.TOP V Ditto.
    117 ft

    20.
    NEARER V. Ditto.
    121 ft

    21.
    CU Banner.
    125 ft

    22.
    SV Men marching towards.
    131 ft

    23.
    G.TOP V Men marching.
    137 ft

    24.
    S.TOP V Ditto with banners.
    142 ft

    25.
    LV Speaker M. Balesse on balcony speaking to miners.
    146 ft

    26.
    CU M. Balesse speaking.
    149 ft

    27.
    S.TOP V Crowds listening.
    153 ft

    28.
    CU Man listening.
    156 ft

    29.
    CU M. Balesse speaking.
    160 ft

    30.
    G.TOP V Pan..crowds listening.
    171 ft



    Initials S-D/CW JH/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: About 22,000 Belgian miners attended rallies at Paturage and Charleroi, Feb 23. They are on strike against the Government's decision to close unprofitable mines in the Borinage area.

    At the Paturage meeting one speaker said he saw the gradual flight of industry from the area. At the rear of the platform was a banner proclaiming - "The Borinage is in revolt to save its economy against the Government and high finance."
    The strike is now entering its second week. Earlier there were attempts at sabotage - cutting signal and telephone cables and blocking railway lines - and in Mons 500 strikers clashed with the police last week. In Paturage several roads are still barred with railway wagons.

    Late on Monday evening, Feb 23, miners' leaders and employers went to the Prime Minister's office after talks. The Government has sought consultations with the High Authority of the European Coal and Steel Community, of which Belgium is a member, to declare a state of crisis and to introduce emergency quotas.

    In Britain Scottish mines' leaders appealed to mineworkers in all countries "to rush to the aid of their struggling Belgian comrades". A resolution by the Scottish area executive of the National Union of Mineworkers called on the Miners' International to convene an emergency conference and also appealed for financial and moral support to "bring victory to the Belgian miners."
    The effects of the strike are being felt mainly in the Borinage area. The only shops open on Feb. 23 were food stores.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9S80ACLSY5PIFT1KCL50C3Q3K
    Media URN:
    VLVA9S80ACLSY5PIFT1KCL50C3Q3K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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