European campaigners for disarmament brought the 'Olympic flame for peace' to Lisbon on May 30 as part of a Greek-sponsored marathon to draw attention to the dangers of nuclear war.
SV PAN Anti-nuclear poster.
GV Demonstrators gathered outside Lisbon airport.
SV Stelious Logothetis holding Olympic flame.
SV Logothetis handing over torch to Portuguese Olympic marathon runner Armando Aldealega.
GV Flame being carried through Lisbon.
GV Logothetis, member of European anti-nuclear movement, addressing crowd.
GV Crowd applaud.
SV PULL BACK TO GV Greenpeace ship 'Sirius' at dockside in Helsinki.
SV Greenpeace campaign director Hans Grout speaking in English.
GV PAN Workers prepare Sirius for departure. (2 SHOTS)
GV Sirius leaving Helsinki harbour. (2 SHOTS)
TRANSCRIPT: GROUT:(SEQ 9) "Leningrad because we are going to ask for them, to plead with them for concrete initiatives to stop, to ban nuclear testing by stopping their testing immediately. It's about time that the world powers, the world nuclear powers realised that it's not enough any more to come up with proposals but the time is right for immediate steps."
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Background: European campaigners for disarmament brought the 'Olympic flame for peace' to Lisbon on May 30 as part of a Greek-sponsored marathon to draw attention to the dangers of nuclear war. The flame was carried by Stelious Logothetis, a member of the Greek committee against nuclear arms. The torch has already been carried through Yugoslavia, Italy, France and Spain. Its final destination will be New York in time for the United Nations extraordinary session on nuclear disarmament, scheduled to be held on June 7. On arrival in Lisbon the Olympic torch was handed over to Olympic marathon runner Armando Aldealega who carried the peace symbol through the centre of the city. The day before in Helsinki the environmentalist group Greenpeace International was preparing for an anti-nuclear protest voyage from Helsinki to Leningrad. The ship 'Sirius' will carry 28 Greenpeace members who will appeal to the Soviet Union to suspend its nuclear testing programme immediately. The campaign against Soviet Union tests is part of an international move by Greenpeace against all nuclear weapons tests. The organisation also opposes French tests in the pacific and those by the United States and the United kingdom in Nevada. Greenpeace Campaign Director Hans Grout said they were hoping the Soviet Union will come up with a concrete initiative. He also said the world powers should take immediate steps to ban nuclear testing.