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    VICIOUS RIOTING BROKE OUT IN CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, TONIGHT (FRIDAY) AFTER THE BRITISH DEFENCE MINISTER, MR.?

  • Description

    VICIOUS RIOTING BROKE OUT IN CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, TONIGHT (FRIDAY) AFTER THE BRITISH DEFENCE MINISTER, MR. DENIS HEALEY, ADDRESSED A STUDENTS' MEETING AT THE CITY'S FAMOUS UNIVERSITY. AS MR HEALEY LEFT THE UNIVERSITY AND CLIMBED INTO A WAITING TAXI, HE WAS PELTED WITH EGGS AND ABOUT 1,000 YELLING STUDENTS BROKE THROUGH A POLICE CORDON AND BEGAN BATTERING HIS CAR.

    AS MR HEALEY'S TAXI ATTEMPTED TO MOVE OFF, MORE AND MORE YELLING AND SHOUTING STUDENTS BURST THROUGH THE POLICE RANKS AND HURLED THEMSELVES AT THE CAR, TRYING TO TURN IT OVER. REVIVING HIS ENGINE, THE DRIVER TRIED TO EDGE HIS WAY FORWARD. BUT UNDERGRADUATES FLUNG THEMSELVES IN FRONT OF IT.

    POLICE HURLED STUDENTS OUT OF THE WAY, AS EGGS WERE PELTED AT THE TAXI WHICH AT ONE STAGE DISAPPEARED COMPLETELY FROM VIEW AS THE RIOTERS, CHANTING 'GET HEALEY', PRESSED FORWARD.

    IT TOOK THE TAXI DRIVER 20 MINUTES TO MOVE 100 YARDS (METRES) BEFORE HE COULD ACCELERATE AWAY FROM THE DEMONSTRATORS.

    MR HEALEY HAD ENTERED THE UNIVERSITY HALL THROUGH A SIDE-DOOR. WHEN HE EMERGED, HE WAS SMILING AND WAVING, BUT THE MOOD OF THE STUDENTS WAS UGLY. A POLICE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT HE HAD NEVER SEEN ANYTHING SO VIOLENT.

    THE DEMONSTRATION - WHICH DID NOT SEEN TO HAVE ANY ONE AIM - WAS REPORTED ORGANISED BY THE UNIVERSITY LABOUR CLUB, THE RADICAL STUDENTS' ALLIANCE, AND THE UNIVERSITY UNITED NATIONS' ASSOCIATION. A NUMBER OF STUDENTS WERE ARRESTED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1APWIJ7IFICHVCE854NU06E89
    Media URN:
    VLVA1APWIJ7IFICHVCE854NU06E89
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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