• Short Summary

    A PARADE DOWN FIFTH AVENUE BY THE INEVITABLE BEARDED, BOHEMIAN - DRESSED PLACARD CARRYING MARCHERS USHERED IN "WORLD WIDE GENERAL STRIKE FOR PEACE WEEK IN NEW YORK, JANUARY 29TH.

  • Description

    A PARADE DOWN FIFTH AVENUE BY THE INEVITABLE BEARDED, BOHEMIAN - DRESSED PLACARD CARRYING MARCHERS USHERED IN "WORLD WIDE GENERAL STRIKE FOR PEACE WEEK IN NEW YORK, JANUARY 29TH.

    THE WEEK IS THE MOST AMBITIOUS AND HIGHLY ORGANIZED OF A SURGE OF ANTI-WAR DEMONSTRATIONS STIRRING THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.

    WINDING THEIR WAY THROUGH LUNCH TIME CROWDS, THE NEW YORK DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED TO WASHINGTON SQUARE, WHERE NINE FLAMING TORCHES WERE LIT.THESE WERE LATER TAKEN TO UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS, TO EMBASSIES AND MISSIONS OF THE WORLD'S LEADING NATIONS, WHERE THE DEMONSTRATORS INTENDED MOUNTING A WEEK LONG VIGIL.

    IN ADDITION, SUPPORTERS OF THE STRIKE WERE EXHORTED TO BOYCOTT ALL SHOPS ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK, AND TO LIMIT THEIR BUYING TO THE BAREST NECESSITIES FOR THE REMAINDER.THE STRIKE COMMITTEES CALLED ON PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD TO JOIN IN THE PROTEST AGAINST NUCLEAR TESTING, CIVIL DEFENCE, WAR BUDGETS, WAS THREATS, MOBILIZATION AND ANYTHING ELSE CONNECTED WITH THE ARMS RACE.

    MASS PICKETING WAS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE IN NEW YORK UNTIL FEBRUARY 4TH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1IKWA0D9DJ1KXBAMNP9Y2FYIA
    Media URN:
    VLVA1IKWA0D9DJ1KXBAMNP9Y2FYIA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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