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    An uninterrupted stream of motorvans and motorvans was Friday on its way to the Hague.?

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    Roll 1 200 ft.

    Different shots of the demonstrating cars with The Hague in the background.

    Different shots of the demonstrants with slogans on its way and in front of the building of the Traffic-department.

    Several shots of Min. Algera (right) and Mr. Colsen (left) just before the conference started.


    Note: T.V., Mirror of Holland and Polygon present.

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    Background: An uninterrupted stream of motorvans and motorvans was Friday on its way to the Hague. All the riding material of the inhabitants of Zealand-Flanders were heading for the minister of Traffic Mr Algera, in the Hague to protest against the extremely high ferry-money, passage-money for pedestrians and cardrivers who will have to make use of the ferries.

    Zealand-Flanders is known as a forgotten part of the Netherlands and is for its connection with other parts of the country dependent on the ferry-connections as this is the only way of crossing the water between the Zealand islands.

    The abnormal increase of the ferryboat-fares (more than three shillings for one crossing) are not accepted anymore by the people of Zealand-Flanders.

    The not unfriendly, but very determined population of Zealand-Flanders headed for The Hague to demand most urgently to have duty-free ferries.

    If the minister does not meet their demands they are threatening with sabotage, breaking with Holland and joining up with Belgium.

    The demonstration, consisting of about 800 cars, carried slogans with them, saying:
    "We demand Duty-free ferries"
    (Wij eisen vrije pontveren) and
    "We prefer to drown then to pay bloodmoney"
    (Liever verdrinken dan bloedgeld)
    The leader of this action is the 72 years old carrier (driver of a van), Colsen. Colsen was admitted to be received by the Minister Algera to make their demands.

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