Police Stop Communist May Day March 1949

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    Full title reads: "Police Stop Communist May Day March".

    Trafalgar Square, London.

    GV London Transport Workers walking to Trafalgar Square GV Workers crossing Westminster Bridge. MV Towards Transport Workers carrying placards demanding reduced rents. GV Trafalgar Square pan down from top of Nelson's Column to mass meeting of London Trades Council. MV Speakers and officials at foot of Column. GV Side view of speaker packed crowds in a background. SV Frank Newell, builder (on Left) with Vic Willis, checker who were at the First May Day demonstration in 1890. GV Crowds with fountain in background. MV Banner saying 'Our claim on the banner we're asking a tanner' (Kings Cross Heating Engineers Union). SV Angle shot holding banner.

    LV GV Police halt communist march from the Strand. GV Crowds milling forward. MV Crowds milling. SV Police on horses pushing back crowd. GV Trafalgar Square with crowds and Big Ben in Background. MV Speaker addressing crowds in Trafalgar Square. MV Packed crowds.

    LV Police and mounted police pushing back demonstrators after meeting. MV Police and mounted police pushing back demonstrators after meeting. SV People being jostled in crowd. MV Police pushing demonstrators back. Men walking forward giving Communist salute. CU Disturbance MV Mounted police blocking road. MV Crowd milling forward. LV Police carrying off demonstrator.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    45617
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1401.34
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:29:00 / 01:51:40:00
    Canister:
    49/36
    Sort Number:
    49/036
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