• Short Summary

    SPANISH POLICE AND CIVIL GUARD TURNED OUT IN FORCE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) TO FOIL THREATENED DEMONSTRATION IN THE CAPITAL, MADRID.

  • Description

    SPANISH POLICE AND CIVIL GUARD TURNED OUT IN FORCE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) TO FOIL THREATENED DEMONSTRATION IN THE CAPITAL, MADRID. WORKERS AND STUDENTS HAD PLANNED "FREEDOM" MARCHES ON THE EVE OF MAY DAY -- BUT POLICE SWOOPED RAPIDLY TO BREAK UP GROUPS OF POTENTIAL LEFT-WING DEMONSTRATORS.

    LEFT-WINGERS HAD CALLED FOR THE DEMONSTRATIONS TO SUPPORT DEMANDS FOR FREE TRADE UNIONS AND AN AMNESTY FOR POLITICAL PRISONERS. THEY WERE ALSO PROTESTING AGAINST THE COST OF LIVING.

    POLICE CRACKED DOWN ON MEMBERS OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF WORKERS FOR CATHOLIC ACTION AFTER A CHURCH SERVICE IN CENTRAL MADRID. THE DEMONSTRATORS CHANTED "LIBERATED!" (FREEDOM) AND MOMENTARILY BLOCKED A STREET TO TRAFFIC.

    THOSE OBSTRUCTING TRAFFIC WERE PROMPTLY ARRESTED BY POLICE, INCLUDING, PLAINCLOTHESMEN WHO HAD MINGLED WITH WORSHIPPERS AT THE CHURCH SERVICE, AND WERE DRIVEN AWAY IN A POLICE VAN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2EO1DM2NMWXRUP7DXCIBMOWKB
    Media URN:
    VLVA2EO1DM2NMWXRUP7DXCIBMOWKB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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