• Short Summary

    About 60 East African Asians, some of them with small children, demonstrated quietly outside No.10 Downing Street in London yesterday (Saturday).

  • Description

    About 60 East African Asians, some of them with small children, demonstrated quietly outside No.10 Downing Street in London yesterday (Saturday). They were protesting against their enforced separation from their families.

    Most of the Asian demonstrators were young men in their mid-twenties who had been separated from their wives for an average of about six months.

    The protest outside the British Prime Minister's residence was part of a campaign calling for the repeal of Clause One of the Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1968. It is under this clause that East African Asians holding British passports have to wait months for an entry voucher.

    A letter of protest was handed in to the Prime Minister's residence and later the demonstrators waved banners at the Prime Minister, Mr. Edward Heath, when he left the residence.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA55B4F2GRJJT1ZGKJND56E7PYS
    Media URN:
    VLVA55B4F2GRJJT1ZGKJND56E7PYS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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