The Waterside Worker's Federation Offices in Flinders Street, Melbourne, and a quickly growing crowd assembled outside.
MS watersiders coming out of building
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LS men milling about in front of building. Some with posters. Cop watches
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MS workers march to camera with posters
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LS gang of men at city intersection being stopped by police
LS crowd milling about in street while police try to stop them
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MS scuffle between police and union officials on footpath
LS men rushing across street between moving trucks
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high MS plainclothes police bundle bloke into police car
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MS police close door of car
CS Police car drives away through crowd
MS bloke protesting to police officer
MS worried union officer
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MS he gets into car with Rouke
LS Police car crossing narrow street and crowd on footpath
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Low LS few girls looking out of window
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LS Bull addressing crowd
LS crowd and police down street
MS crowd on footpaths and buildings. Pan over to police watching
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Background: The Waterside Worker's Federation Offices in Flinders Street, Melbourne, and a quickly growing crowd assembled outside. The men had been on strike for three days, and carrying posters and banners, they wore joined by seamen and painters and dockers. Plain clothes and uniformed police tried to stop Union Officials from leading a demonstration, but the men streamed across city streetsand there were scuffles with the police.
It was the second demonstration of the day, and one Unionist was bundled into a police car to be driven away. In the earlier demonstration police had used batons to disperse the mob. A Union Officer, Mr. Rourke protested to a police inspector and then, in company with another Union Official drove to the Melbourne watch hours. They protested at what was claimed to be unnecessary police interference.
Police cars set up road - blocks to prevent the strikers continuing their march. A union Vigilance Officer Mr. Ted Bull addressed some of the demonstrators near the Stevedoring Industry Authority building. Then with the police watching them closely the watersiders returned to hold a meeting in their own hall. Unruly sidelights of an industrial dispute, in Melbourne.