• Short Summary

    FORTY-EIGHT PERSONS WERE ARRESTED ON TRESPASSING CHARGES AFTER THEY SAT DOWN ON PRIVATE PROPERTY LAST SATURDAY DURING A CIVIL RIGHTS DEMONSTRATION AT A HOUSING DEVELOPMENT SITE IN TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA, A SUBURB OF LOS ANGELES.

  • Description

    FORTY-EIGHT PERSONS WERE ARRESTED ON TRESPASSING CHARGES AFTER THEY SAT DOWN ON PRIVATE PROPERTY LAST SATURDAY DURING A CIVIL RIGHTS DEMONSTRATION AT A HOUSING DEVELOPMENT SITE IN TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA, A SUBURB OF LOS ANGELES.

    FILM ACTOR MARLON BRANDO AND PERNELL ROBERTS, STAR OF THE TELEVISION SERIES, "BONANZA", TOOK PART IN THE PICKETING, BUT NOT IN THE SIT-DOWN.BRANDO APPEARED DESPITE DOCTOR'S ORDERS TO PROVE HE WAS NOT AVOIDING THE CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE.HE IS JUST OUT OF THE HOSPITAL AFTER A FIVE-DAY STAY FOR AN ACUTE KIDNEY INFLAMMATION.HE SAID ACTORS SHOULD LEND "MUSCLE" TO THE CIVIL RIGHTS CAUSE.

    TWENTY-FOUR HOUR PICKETING RESUMED AT THE DEVELOPMENT SITE OF 25-THOUSAND TO 30-THOUSAND DOLLAR HOMES AFTER A NEGRO ATTORNEY'S APPLICATION WAS REJECTED ON FINANCIAL GROUNDS.

    IT HAD BEEN THOUGHT THE ATTORNEY'S APPLICATION WOULD BE ACCEPTED ENDING A LONG DISPUTE AT THE DEVELOPMENT.

    BRANDO AND THE OTHER PICKETS ATTRACTED COUNTER-PICK-FROM THE AMERICAN NAZI PARTY, WHO CARRIED SINGS ATTACKING BOTH THE ACTOR AND THE CONGRESS OF RACIAL EQUALITY (CORE), ONE OF THE SPONSORS OF THE DEMONSTRATION.

    THE CIVIL RIGHTS DEMONSTRATORS, WHO WERE ARRESTED, SIMPLY WENT LIMP WHEN POLICE WARNED THEM TO MOVE ON AND HAD TO BE CARRIED TO A BUS BEING USED AS A POLICE VAN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3I8S0WFXXG5IDYUP0LIPZ1TN1
    Media URN:
    VLVA3I8S0WFXXG5IDYUP0LIPZ1TN1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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