• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF DEMONSTRATORS, CHANTING SLOGANS AND PLAYING GUITARS, CONVERGED ON LONDON'S TRAFALGAR SQUARE TODAY (MONDAY) IN A MASSIVE PEACE MARCH ORGANISED BY THE CAMPAIGN FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT (CND).

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    THOUSANDS OF DEMONSTRATORS, CHANTING SLOGANS AND PLAYING GUITARS, CONVERGED ON LONDON'S TRAFALGAR SQUARE TODAY (MONDAY) IN A MASSIVE PEACE MARCH ORGANISED BY THE CAMPAIGN FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT (CND). THE DEMONSTRATION WAS INCIDENT-FREE, ALTHOUGH FACTIONS WHO HAD BEEN IN THE MARCH AT ONE STAGE WERE INVOLVED IN INCIDENTS ELSEWHERE.

    INCIDENTS AT THE WEST GERMAN EMBASSY AND OUTSIDE THE LONDON OFFICE OF THE WEST GERMAN AXEL SPRINGER PUBLISHING GROUP DEVELOPED AFTER DEMONSTRATORS WHO HAD TAKEN PART IN THE MARCH AT ONE STAGE BROKE AWAY. THE CND ORGANISERS OF THE MARCH DISSOCIATED THEMSELVES FROM THE INCIDENTS.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS CONVERGING ON TRAFALGAR SQUARE HAD MARCHED 40 MILES (64 KMS) FROM THE BRITISH ATOMIC WEAPONS RESEARCH STATION AT ALDERMASTON, IN SOUTHERN ENGLAND. THE TRAFALGAR SQUARE RALLY WAS THE CLIMAX TO THE ALDERMASTON TREK. AFTERWARDS, THE DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED TO ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL WHERE THEY SANG PEACE SONGS, LED BY FOLK-SINGER MISS JULIE FELIX.

    IN THE FIVE YEARS SINCE THE ALDERMASTON MARCH WAS LAST HELD, THE OBJECTIVES HAVE BROADENED. IN ADDITION TO THE OLD BAN-THE-BOMB CRUSADE, THE MARCHERS THIS YEAR WERE CAMPAIGNING AGAINST THE CONFLICT IN VIETNAM, RACIAL SEGREGATION AND AN ASSORTMENT OF LESSER GRIEVANCES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3G4YUHFD5NZX9TV0765V2G3VP
    Media URN:
    VLVA3G4YUHFD5NZX9TV0765V2G3VP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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