• Short Summary

    A GENERAL ELECTION IS NOW ON IN AUSTRALIA: IT STARTED TODAY (SATURDAY). RECENTLY, ANGRY DEMONSTRATORS?

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    A GENERAL ELECTION IS NOW ON IN AUSTRALIA: IT STARTED TODAY (SATURDAY). RECENTLY, ANGRY DEMONSTRATORS AT ROCKDALE IN SYDNEY, JOSTLED AUSTRALIAN PREMIER HAROLD HOLT, WHEN HE ARRIVED FOR AN ELECTION RALLY.

    IT WAS ONE OF THE ROWDIEST RECEPTIONS.

    SIX MEN WERE ARRESTED DURING THE DEMONSTRATIONS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE ROCKDALE TOWN HALL. LATER, THEY WERE CHARGED WITH OFFENCES RANGING FROM ASSAULTING POLICE AND TEARING POLICE CLOTHING, TO OFFENSIVE BEHAVIOUR. THEY APPEARED IN COURT ON THURSDAY (NOV. 24).

    INSIDE THE HALL, SUPPORTERS OF MR. HOLT OUT-NUMBERED AND OUT-SHOUTED HIS OPPONENTS. THE JEERS OF HIS CRITICS WERE DROWNED BY THE CHEERS OF HIS SUPPORTERS. AND WITH THE NOISE FROM BOTH SIDES, VERY LITTLE OF WHAT HE HAD TO SAY WAS HEARD CLEARLY BY THE AUDIENCE.

    WHEN MR. HOLT LEFT THE RALLY, A SIMILAR INCIDENT OCCURRED. POLICE AND OFFICIALS FORMED A GUARD AROUND HIM AS HE STRUGGLED TO HIS CAR, BUT MANY OF THE DEMONSTRATORS GOT CLOSE ENOUGH TO BUMP AND JOSTLE HIM. AS HE GOT INTO THE CAR, IT WAS POCKED AND THUMPED BY SOME OF THE CROWD. THREE POLICEMEN RECEIVED MINOR CUTS AND BRUISES FROM THE MELEE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2LIBJV85NPLFZITG1MCFVYLU8
    Media URN:
    VLVA2LIBJV85NPLFZITG1MCFVYLU8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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