• Short Summary

    SOME 1,000 MEMBERS OF THE PERMANENT LONDON-BASED PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN (PSC) TODAY (SUNDAY) MARCHED FROM SPEAKERS' CORNER IN HYDE PARK TO TRAFALGAR SQUARE WHERE THEY HELD AN ANTI-ZIONIST RALLY.

  • Description

    SOME 1,000 MEMBERS OF THE PERMANENT LONDON-BASED PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN (PSC) TODAY (SUNDAY) MARCHED FROM SPEAKERS' CORNER IN HYDE PARK TO TRAFALGAR SQUARE WHERE THEY HELD AN ANTI-ZIONIST RALLY. AMONG THE SPEAKERS WAS TARIQ ALI.

    STRONG POLICE SECURITY WAS TAKEN ALONG THE MARCHERS' ROUTE, BUT THE DEMONSTRATION WAS PEACEFUL. THE MAIN ISSUES TAKEN BY THE PSC ARE THE SEARCH FOR SUPPORT OF THE PALESTINIAN RESISTANCE MOVEMENTS AND AN END TO ISRAELI OCCUPATION AND "IMPERIALISM". THERE ARE 19 DIFFERENT LEFT-WING MEMBER ORGANISATIONS AFFILIATED TO THE PSC - FROM THE "INTERNATIONAL MARXIST GROUP" AND THE "ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS OF CHINA" TO THE "VIETNAM SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT" AND THE "BLACK DWARF" - WHOSE PRIME MOVER IS THE PAKISTANI STUDENT LEADER TARIQ ALI. IN HIS SPEECH TO THE RALLY AT TRAFALGAR SQUARE, TARIQ ALI SAID THAT IT WAS THE DUTY OF "ALL REVOLUTIONARY SOCIALISTS TO STRUGGLE FOR A SOCIALIST PALESTINE AND A SOCIALIST MIDDLE EAST."
    THE ONLY OPPOSITION TO TODAY'S DEMONSTRATION CAME FROM A SMALL GROUP OF JEWS WHO HECKLED THE SPEAKERS FROM BEHIND A POLICE CORDON, OCCASIONALLY DROWNING THEM OUT BY SHOUTING "GO HOME BUMS" AND "WE WON THE WAR".

    AT THE END OF THE 60-MINUTE RALLY, ONE OF THE ORGANISERS SAID THAT THEY WERE NOT ANGRY ABOUT THE HECKLING AS IT WAS TO BE EXPECTED AND THAT THE RALLY HAD BEEN EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA57ZRVVDSIOJSMJNM0D3YHAZD6
    Media URN:
    VLVA57ZRVVDSIOJSMJNM0D3YHAZD6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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