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    Over 200 police hid in basements, cellars and dark corridors in the St. Pancras working?

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    GV Silverdale House
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    CU Notices on wall.
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    LV PAN TO... Children sitting on barricade rubble.
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    CU Of rubble.
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    LV Rubbish and paper on ground.
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    GV Police and odd groups of people
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    LV Groups of people wait.
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    LV People and policemen at meeting
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    GV Speaker PAN crowds listen.
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    BIG GV Crowds listen to speaker.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Over 200 police hid in basements, cellars and dark corridors in the St. Pancras working class district of London UK Sept. 25, ready to quash any new riot during a protest meeting over council house rent increases.

    Only 30 uniformed police were visible - they stood on the fringes of an 800-strong crowd of tenants as rally speakers, some Communists, attacked rent policies and threatened more demonstrations.

    Because of the fierce rent riot Sept. 22 in St. Pancras, the Home Office prohibited all public processions in the area for the next three months.

    This latest meeting ended peacefully, though demonstrations - despite the ban - were earlier threatened. The remains of the Sept. 22 "barricades" lay nearby as a reminder of the riot, but children sat on them in the warm Sunday sunshine of autumn. The hidden police force watched, waited - and thanks to their presence, remained un-needed. "Gorillas", a Communist speaker called them.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3O6RVF0KJYKODQF0U8LXRWHXI
    Media URN:
    VLVA3O6RVF0KJYKODQF0U8LXRWHXI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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