• Short Summary

    Visnews filmed May 27 representatives of forty African, West Indian and British organisations paying a visit to the Home Office to seek protection for coloured people in Britain, following recent outbreaks of racial-hatred in the Notting Hill area, London.

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    Visnews filmed May 27 representatives of forty African, West Indian and British organisations paying a visit to the Home Office to seek protection for coloured people in Britain, following recent outbreaks of racial-hatred in the Notting Hill area, London.

    They asked for legislation making it illegal to incite hatred against coloured people and also demanded extra police patrols for the North Kensington area, which includes Notting Hill.

    They gave a senior official a memorandum urging the Home Secretary to appoint a Select Committee to examine the problems of districts with a considerable coloured population. It particularly mentions areas where there is already racial tension - for which the numbers and attitude of the police are partly blamed.

    The memorandum was presented by the Inter-Racial Friendship Co-ordinating Council. Mr. Alao Bashorun, chairman of the Committee of African Organisations and Mrs. Edric Connor who represents two West Indian organisations were interviewed:
    A spokesman for the Home Office said in a statement that the deputation's views and information would be put before Mr. Butler, the Home Secretary, and given careful consideration.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1NHYHD6AQ0TJVKUS4W7NXFLTA
    Media URN:
    VLVA1NHYHD6AQ0TJVKUS4W7NXFLTA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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