• Short Summary

    ANTI-WAR DEMONSTRATORS THREATEN WASHINGTON WITH A NEW WAVE OF DISRUPTIVE DEMONSTRATIONS ON MONDAY. BUT YESTERDAY?

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    1.
    GV & SV DEMONSTRATORS CARRYING BANNERS PLACARDS AND UMBRELLAS MARCH PAST CAPITOL BUILDING. ( 4 SHOTS )
    0.14

    2.
    LV DEMONSTRATORS ON CAPITOL BUILDING STEPS.
    0.20

    3.
    GV & SV MILITARY POLICE VEHICLES ASSEMBLED ( 4 SHOTS )
    0.32

    4.
    SV PAN JEEP DRIVES OFF
    0.38

    5.
    SV GROUP PLAYING PAN TO CROWD.
    0.51

    6.
    SV & GV PEOPLE IN CROWD. ( 4 SHOTS )
    1.04

    7.
    SV NIXON TALKING TO REPORTERS.
    1.12

    8.
    CU NIXON SOF: STARTS: WELL THE DEMONSTRATIONS..." ENDS: "....PEACE HOME"
    2.10


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 8: NIXON: "THE DEMONSTRATIONS A WEEK AGO WERE PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATIONS FOR THE MOST PART. THIS WEEK WE HAVE HAD SOME INCIDENTS AT SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS WHERE IT WAS NECESSARY TO ARREST THOSE WHO WERE BRAKING THE LAW. IF THIS KIND OF ILLEGAL CONDUCT CONTINUES NEXT WEEK, AS SOME SAY IT WILL, WE'RE PREPARED TO DEAL WITH IT. WE WILL ARREST THOSE WHO BREAK THE LAW. THE RIGHT PEACEFULLY TO DEMONSTRATE -- OR LET ME PUT IT ANOTHER WAY -- THE RIGHT TO DEMONSTRATE FOR PEACE ABROAD, DOES NOT CARRY WITH IT THE RIGHT TO BREAK THE PEACE AT HOME. AND WE ARE GOING TO SEE TO IT THAT ANYONE WHO COMES TO WASHINGTON TO DEMONSTRATE PEACEFULLY IS PROTECTED IN THAT RIGHT AND THAT IT IS RECOGNISED. BUT, ON TH OTHER HAND, WE ARE GOING TO SEE TO IT THAT THE THOUSANDS OF GOVERNMENT WORKERS, WHO HAVE A RIGHT TO GO TO WORK PEACEFULLY, ARE NOT INTERFERED WITH BY THOSE MILITANTS, THOSE FEW MILITANTS, WHO IN THE RIGHT OF DEMONSTRATING FOR PEACE ABROAD PRESUME THAT THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO BREAK THE PEACE AT HOME."




    Initials CO.18.20 TH/BO/CO/18.33


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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ANTI-WAR DEMONSTRATORS THREATEN WASHINGTON WITH A NEW WAVE OF DISRUPTIVE DEMONSTRATIONS ON MONDAY. BUT YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) IT WAS THE TURN OF THE HAWKS. EIGHTY PEOPLE MARCHED TO THE CAPITOL TO DEMONSTRATE AGAINST WITHDRAWAL FROM VIETNAM. MEANWHILE, MILITARY POLICE WERE BEING ASSEMBLED TO JOIN THE SECURITY FORCES WHO WILL TRY TO KEEP ORDER DURING MONDAY'S CHAMPAIGN OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE. AT THE SAME TIME, THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE LISTENING TO A ROCK CONCERT. AND AT SAN CLEMENTE, CALIFORNIA, PRESIDENT NIXON WAS COMMENTING ON THEIR PLANS FOR MONDAY:
    TODAY BEGAN WITH A DIFFERENT KIND OF DEMONSTRATION. EIGHTY-FOUR PEOPLE MARCHED ON THE CAPITOL SAYING THEY WERE AGAINST APPEASEMENT AND SURRENDER TO COMMUNISM IN VIETNAM AND EVINCED DOUBTS IN CONGRESS. MANY CARRIED UMBRELLAS TO SYMBOLISE FORMER BRITISH PRIME MINISTER NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN, WHO, SOME HISTORIANS SAY, APPEASED HITLER BEFORE WORLD WAR TWO.

    ACROSS THE POTOMAC RIVER, AT FORT MEYER, VIRGINIA, ARMY MILITARY POLICEMEN BEGAN ASSEMBLING AS PART OF 7,300 NATIONAL GUARDSMEN AND POLICE WHO ILL BE ON DUTY NEXT WEEK TO HANDLE ANTI-WAR DEMONSTRATORS. THE PENTAGON ANNOUNCED THAT UP TO 10,000 TROOPS, INCLUDING PARATROOPERS AND MARINES ARE BEING PUT ON ALERT IN CASE OF SERIOUS TROUBLE.

    THERE WAS LITTLE THOUGHT OF THE MILITARY, LITTLE THOUGHT OF THE WAR AT THE PROTESTERS' CAMP SITE WHICH WAS NOT FAR FROM THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT. TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TURNED OUT FOR A ROCK CONCERT. SOME ARE JUST SIGHT-SEERS OR YOUNG PEOPLE WHO LIKE ROCK MUSIC, SO IT'S DIFFICULT TO SAY HOW MANY OF THEM WILL BE BLOCKING BRIDGES, TYING UP TRAFFIC OR MARCHING ON THE PENTAGON WHEN THE FIRST BIG DEMONSTRATION COMES ON MONDAY.

    THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED ABOUT THE ANTI-WAR DEMONSTRATIONS UNDERWAY IN WASHINGTON:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA23JGKY0ZE9EKZ6CMMPD3N9WLU
    Media URN:
    VLVA23JGKY0ZE9EKZ6CMMPD3N9WLU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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