• Short Summary

    FOR THE THIRD NIGHT IN SUCCESSION THERE WERE DEMONSTRATIONS DURING THE STATE VISIT TO BRITAIN OF THE KING AND QUEEN OF GREECE.

  • Description

    FOR THE THIRD NIGHT IN SUCCESSION THERE WERE DEMONSTRATIONS DURING THE STATE VISIT TO BRITAIN OF THE KING AND QUEEN OF GREECE. BUT TONIGHT (THURSDAY) THE LAST NIGHT OF THE THREE-DAY VISIT, CHEERING AND FLAG WAVING DOMINATED THE BOOS OF THE BANNER-CARRYING DEMONSTRATORS.

    THE CHEERS CAME FROM A SMALL CROWD KEPT BY A STRONG POLICE GUARD WELL CLEAR OF CLARIDGE'S HOTEL WHERE THE GREEK ROYAL COUPLE WERE ENTERTAINING QUEEN ELIZABETH AND HER HUSBAND, THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AT A STATE BANQUET.

    AMONG THE 68 GUESTS FILMED ARRIVING FOR THE BANQUET WERE: MR. HAROLD MACMILLAN THE PRIME MINISTER; MR. HENRY BROOKE. HOME SECRETARY; PRINCESS MARINA, AND PRINCESS ALEXANDRA AND HER HUSBAND, MR. ANGUS OGILVY.

    NOT FAR FROM CLARIDGE SOME 500 DEMONSTRATORS IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE FOUND THEIR WAY BLOCKED BY POLICE AS THEY STARTED TO MARCH ON THE HOTEL. POLICE REINFORCEMENTS WAS RUSHED IN TO PLUG EVERY OPENING AS PEOPLE TRIED TO BY-PASS AND BREAK THROUGH THE CORDONS. WHEN DEMONSTRATORS TRIED SIT-DOWN TACTICS, THEY WERE CARRIED OFF TO COACHES.

    LATEST REPORTS TONIGHT ARE THAT 39 PEOPLE HAD BEEN ARRESTED FOR THEIR PART IN THE DEMONSTRATIONS. MOST OF THEM WERE CHARGED WITH COMMITTING BREACHES OF THE POLICE COMMISSIONER'S REGULATIONS. BUT SEVEN WERE CHARGED WITH POSSESSING OFFENSIVE WEAPONS - MAINLY BRICKS AND STONES.

    TONIGHT OVER 100 MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT OF ALL PARTIES TABLED AS A PARLIAMENTARY MOTION A FAREWELL MESSAGE OF GOODWILL TO KING PAUL AND QUEEN FREDERIKA OF GREECE. THEY CRITICISED THE ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMITTEE OF 100 DURING THE ROYAL VISIT. THE MOTION DECLARED: "ON BEHALF OF MANY MILLIONS OF BRITISH PEOPLE, THIS HOUSE DISASSOCIATES ITSELF FROM THE IRRESPONSIBLE DEMONSTRATORS OF MISGUIDED AND INSIGNIFICANT MINORITIES."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2N4RH4RSDHPHZ7CMF6H1VI50S
    Media URN:
    VLVA2N4RH4RSDHPHZ7CMF6H1VI50S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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