• Short Summary

    RACIAL DEMONSTRATIONS ON THE WEST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES...IN SAN FRANCISCO LAST SATURDAY (11?

  • Description

    RACIAL DEMONSTRATIONS ON THE WEST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES...IN SAN FRANCISCO LAST SATURDAY (11 APRIL), OVER 200 DEMONSTRATORS WERE ARRESTED AT 'SIT-DOWNS' IN THREE OF THE CITY'S CAR SHOWROOMS. IT WAS THE LARGEST NUMBER OF DEMONSTRATORS ARRESTED IN SAN FRANCISCO SINCE RACIAL PROTESTS BEGAN THERE IN FEBRUARY.

    ONE PROTEST TOOK PLACE AT THE CADILLAC BUILDING, WHERE DEMONSTRATORS - WHITE AND COLOURED - SPREAD THEMSELVES OUT OVER THE FLOOR AND UNDER THE CARS IN PROTEST AGAINST WHAT THEY CHARGED WAS IN HIRING CARS. A CROWD OF PEOPLE PICKETED THE ENTRANCE TO THE SHOWROOM AS POLICE CARRIED OUT THEIR FELLOW PROTESTERS AND PUT THEM INTO WAITING POLICE VANS.

    DEMONSTRATIONS ALSO TOOK PLACE AT THE GENERAL MOTORS BUILDING, WHERE THE 'SIT-DOWNERS' DEMANDED THAT THE COMPANY - LARGEST MOTOR MANUFACTURES IN THE WORLD - INCREASE THE NUMBER OF NEGROES ON THEIR PAYROLL FROM 16 TO 30 PER CENT. ALL THOSE ARRESTED DURING THE DEMONSTRATIONS WERE RELEASED ON SUNDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2HKIXGO7DWATSSFWT0B1I6BSC
    Media URN:
    VLVA2HKIXGO7DWATSSFWT0B1I6BSC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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