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Week number 66-25

Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.


The beginning of the Holland Festival at the Dam square in Amsterdam takes place under heavy police and military police surveillance, after a construction worker was killed during the riots, the so-called Telegraaf riots, the night before. People read the front page of a newspaper in a shop-window, which falsely claims that two construction workers have been killed. At the Dokwerker statue on the Jonas Daniël Meijer square a demonstration of strikers is held, demanding a two percent increase in holiday allowance. Then groups of youth move into the city, where they a.o. create havoc with stones at the Dam square. The windows of the Bijenkorf have been smashed, parking meters are pulled over and a hut has been thrown onto the street. Near the Telegraaf building a burned out bus is taken away. Mounted police and motor police make charges and arrest people. The police breaks up the crowd with tear gas and a man lies on the street after being hit by a bullit. Youth throw stones at the police, create havoc and put up burning barricades in the evening and during the night.

Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
14 June 1966


Original format:
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision