• Short Summary

    More than six thousand London Taxi drivers brought the centre of London to a virtual standstill at Noon on Wednesday (Nov 1), protesting over the Government's proposed introduction of Value Added Tax next year.

  • Description

    1.
    GTV Taxis blocking road to Piccadilly Cricus
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    2.
    GTV Ditto & horns sounded (2 shots)
    0.32

    3.
    LV Taxis along road sounding horns (2 shots)
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    4.
    SCU Taxi driver in cab
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    5.
    GV Line of taxis
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    6.
    GV PAN Taxis along road to taxis parked & sounding horns
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    7.
    GTV Taxis around Piccadilly blocking road
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    Initials SGM/1829 SGM/1817



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: More than six thousand London Taxi drivers brought the centre of London to a virtual standstill at Noon on Wednesday (Nov 1), protesting over the Government's proposed introduction of Value Added Tax next year. The taxi drivers with their headlights blazing and horns blaring converged on Piccadilly Circus. As far as the eye could see empty taxis blocked approaches to the famous status of Eros.

    Traffic jams stretched for miles through Central London and officials of the Licensed Taxi Drivers' Association said the demonstration had been a great success. Police took the pretest in good heart and there were no incidents. The only people to get upset by the demonstration were private motorists, caught up in the gigantic traffic snarl.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3CK8WUR7K1BK1H0V4ZQ0TCZNM
    Media URN:
    VLVA3CK8WUR7K1BK1H0V4ZQ0TCZNM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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