• Short Summary

    MORE ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE IN NEW YORK WHERE NEGROES, SEEKING AN END TO RACIAL DISCRIMINATION ON JOBS, HAVE BEEN PICKETING A BROOKLYN MEDICAL CENTRE.

  • Description

    MORE ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE IN NEW YORK WHERE NEGROES, SEEKING AN END TO RACIAL DISCRIMINATION ON JOBS, HAVE BEEN PICKETING A BROOKLYN MEDICAL CENTRE.THIS BRINGS THE TOTAL OF ARRESTS THERE TO 700 SINCE THE DEMONSTRATIONS FIRST BEGAN ABOUT A MONTH AGO.

    ON MONDAY SIX OF THE PICKETS CHAINED THEMSELVES TOGETHER, TO BLOCK TRAFFIC SHUTTLING TO AND FROM THE HOSPITAL SITE.THE DEMONSTRATORS CLAIMED THE CHAINS REPRESENTED THE INVISIBLE BONDS THAT KEEP 17-MILLION NEGROES IN ECONOMIC SUBJUGATION.IT TOOK POLICE NEARLY AN HOUR TO CUT THE CHAINS AWAY AND RESTORE TRAFFIC MOVEMENT.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS AT THE PARTLY CONSTRUCTED HOSPITAL ARE DEMANDING A HALT TO ALL PUBLICLY FINANCED PROJECTS UNLESS THEY ARE GUARANTEED A QUOTA OF 25 PER CENT NEGRO AND PUERTO RICAN LABOUR FOR THE JOB.NEW YORK POLICE COMMISSIONER MICHAEL MURPHY SAID THE ALMOST DAILY DEMONSTRATIONS WERE COSTING THE CITY 15-THOUSAND DOLLARS A DAY IN OVERTIME FOR PATROLLING POLICEMEN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2XAWQANZOUTXS0RM7ZHF4A2QW
    Media URN:
    VLVA2XAWQANZOUTXS0RM7ZHF4A2QW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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