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Heavy riots

Week number: 69-23

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Buildings in the quarters Punda and Otrabanda in Willemstad on Curaçao are on fire after they have been plundered by protesters. The fire brigade tries to extinguish the fires. The burned out buildings in the main shopping streets are about to collapse and the streets are closed off for tourists. The riots started after a strike for higher pay by employees of Werkspoor Caribean for the work on the grounds of the oil refinery. The real reason lies in the many redundancies in the oil industry because of the automation. Dutch marines of the detachment stationed on Curaçao patrol the destroyed streets. Bulldozers clear up the heaps of rubble and shopkeepers pack up their goods. With archive material of the buildings before the fire and of the oil industry.

Creator:
Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
30 May 1969
Length:
03:28

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video
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User:
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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