• Short Summary

    Conservation groups clashed with police in Brisbane, Australia, on Thursday (6 June) in one of the most violent demonstrations the country has seen in years.

  • Description

    1.
    GV People watch as demolition crew cut wires
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    2.
    GV Demonstrators run forward to occupy house and fighting breaks out between police and demonstrators
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    3.
    GV Demonstrators attempting to move car by pushing it and fight begins between police and demonstrators
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    Initials BB/1923 BL/AH/BB/1932



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Conservation groups clashed with police in Brisbane, Australia, on Thursday (6 June) in one of the most violent demonstrations the country has seen in years.

    The conservationists were protesting against the demolition of homes in the path of a new motorway.

    Police were called in form all districts of Brisbane -- the capital of the northern sate of Queensland -- to prevent the 200 demonstrators form occupying a row of houses ass demolition crews began ripping off the roofs.

    The protestors charged police lines and tried to let down the tyres of police vehicles. Running fights broke out as police tried to haul demonstrators away. Five demonstrators were later charged with using obscene language and resisting arrest.

    The protestors threw sand in the faces of police and young women complained that police had pulled out their hair and struck them while forcing them into wagons. One man claimed he had been pinned over a picket fence and injured by a group of policemen.

    The demonstrator dispersed, but later regrouped outside the office of the Queensland Main Reads Department. The Main Roads Department. The Main Roads Minister, Mr. Camm, agreed to meet a deputation in a week.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1K4X2KRMJE32BQVJ2AAQ6ESOW
    Media URN:
    VLVA1K4X2KRMJE32BQVJ2AAQ6ESOW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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