• Short Summary

    Australia's Minister for Labour and National Service, Mr Snedden, may get a police bodyguard following an incident in Melbourne.

  • Description

    Australia's Minister for Labour and National Service, Mr Snedden, may get a police bodyguard following an incident in Melbourne. Demonstrators protesting against conscription gate crashed a ball attended by Mr Snedden, who revealed later that his wife had received threatening phone calls.

    About forty demonstrators from the Draft Resisters' Union invaded the Royale ballroom in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton. They waved placards demanding the release of young men detained for not registering for national service.

    In a wild melee during which demonstrators tried to reach mr Snedden, several guests and officials were struck with placards. Some demonstrators, prepared for trouble, wore crash helmets
    The guests, in ball gowns and dinner suits, were at a slight disadvantage. Waiters managed to restrain demonstrators and guests and no serious injuries were reported.

    Mr Snedden was guest of honour at the ball, which was held to support the Miss Italian Community quest. He said later he hadn't decided whether to accept a police bodyguards.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1WG7N1WULI8MNZ1A10LDFEKBQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1WG7N1WULI8MNZ1A10LDFEKBQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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