• Short Summary

    POLICE STRUGGLED WITH DEMONSTRATORS AT LONDON'S TRAFALGAR SQUARE TODAY (MONDAY) AT THE ANNUAL EASTER RALLY STAGED BY THE CAMPAIGN FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT (CND).

  • Description

    POLICE STRUGGLED WITH DEMONSTRATORS AT LONDON'S TRAFALGAR SQUARE TODAY (MONDAY) AT THE ANNUAL EASTER RALLY STAGED BY THE CAMPAIGN FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT (CND). LATER TONIGHT, 28 PEOPLE WERE CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH DISTURBANCES IN AND NEAR TRAFALGAR SQUARE.

    THE RALLY IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE INCLUDED SOME 20,000 PEOPLE AND CLIMAXED A THREE-DAY 35-MILE (56KMS) MARCH FROM ALDERMASTON, WHERE BRITAIN HAS A NUCLEAR RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT. MANY OF THE DEMONSTRATORS CARRIED BANNERS CALLING FOR A BAN ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS, AND CRITICISING THE IAN SMITH REGIME IN RHODESIA AND THE CONFLICT IN SOUTH VIETNAM.

    ABOUT A DOZEN LABOUR MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT WERE AMONG THE MARCHERS, MOST OF WHOM, HOWEVER, WERE YOUNG PEOPLE. MANY SANG SONGS, SHOUTED SLOGANS AND CARRIED GUITARS, AND A NUMBER CARRIED SMALL RED AND BLUE FLAGS WITH A YELLOW STAR EMBLEM - THE FLAG OF THE VIETNAMESE LIBERATION FRONT. AMONG THE CROWD WERE MARCHERS FROM THE UNITED STATES, FRANCE, ITALY, BELGIUM, GREECE, SWITZERLAND, SCANDINAVIA AND HOLLAND.

    TWO OF THE AMERICANS WHO FLEW ESPECIALLY TO BRITAIN TO TAKE PART INCLUDED DAVE MCREYNOLDS, WHO TOLD THE RALLY...SOF BEGINS..
    A FEATURE OF THIS YEAR'S C.N.D. RALLY WAS A GIANT PUPPET SHOW WHICH INCLUDED CHARICATURES OF MR. WILSON, THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, AND PRESIDENT JOHNSON OF THE UNITED STATES. THE PUPPETS WERE MADE TO SAY...SOF BEGINS...

    AT ONE STAGE, POLICE STRUGGLED WITH SOME DEMONSTRATORS WHO WERE INTERRUPTING SPEECHES FROM THE PLATFORM. ABOUT 200 OF THE MARCHERS LATER WENT TO THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY NEAR TRAFALGAR SQUARE AND SOME, WHO TRIED TO ENTER THE EMBASSY, WERE ARRESTED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4STS3KUFG2K83JK96KTB9E0ZW
    Media URN:
    VLVA4STS3KUFG2K83JK96KTB9E0ZW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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