• Short Summary

    About one thousand people, the majority of them members of the Indian Communist Party took part in a demonstration in New Delhi yesterday to protest against American action in Cambodia.

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    About one thousand people, the majority of them members of the Indian Communist Party took part in a demonstration in New Delhi yesterday to protest against American action in Cambodia. The protestors carried an effigy of President Nixon which was filled with fire crackers and set alight.

    The protest march coincided with the Indian Communist Party's celebration of the 80th birthday of North Vietnam's former leader, Ho Chi Minh.

    The demonstrators heard speeches from Party leaders during which the American position in Indo China was attacked and a call made for an immediate withdrawal of United States forces from the area.

    Among the prominent Indian politicians taking a leading part was Mr. Krishna Menon, Indian Defence Minister from 1957 to 1962.

    Then the demonstrators marched on the United States' Information Services Offices in New Delhi. Several hundred riot police stood by to control the crowd if the situation got out of hand.

    A United States official from the U.S.I.S., who walked out of the building to accept a protest note from the demonstrators' leaders, was struck in the face by a raw egg.

    But it was the only incident in a noisy but non-violent demonstration.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2E76N5LC6IC4PKLBFCGZW54O7
    Media URN:
    VLVA2E76N5LC6IC4PKLBFCGZW54O7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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