• Short Summary

    AT THE START OF LONDON VIETNAM WEEK TODAY (SUNDAY), ONE THOUSAND PEOPLE MARCHED TO NO. 10 DOWNING STREET, THE OFFICIAL RESIDENCE OF PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON, AND TO THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN GROSVERNOR SQUARE-DELIVERING LETTERS CALLING FOR THE WITHDRAWAL OF U.

  • Description

    AT THE START OF LONDON VIETNAM WEEK TODAY (SUNDAY), ONE THOUSAND PEOPLE MARCHED TO NO. 10 DOWNING STREET, THE OFFICIAL RESIDENCE OF PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON, AND TO THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN GROSVERNOR SQUARE-DELIVERING LETTERS CALLING FOR THE WITHDRAWAL OF U.S. TROOPS FROM VIETNAM.

    THE VIETNAM WEEK IS SPONSORED BY SIXTEEN LABOUR MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT, FOURTEEN DISTRICT LABOUR PARTY COMMITTEES, SIXTEEN LABOUR UNIONS, TWELVE TRADES COUNCILS, EIGHT CND AND PEACE COMMITTEES, AND EIGHT COMMUNIST PARTY AND SOCIALIST DISTRICTS.

    IN THE LETTER DELIVERED FOR THE PRIME MINISTER, THEY CALLED FOR "THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT TO CARRY OUT THE POLICIES OF THE LABOUR PARTY AND THE WHOLE LABOUR MOVEMENT, ALL OF WHOM HAVE EXPRESSED THEIR OPPOSITION TO THE POLICIES OF THE UNITED STATES AND ALL OF WHOM HAVE CALLED ON THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT TO DISSOCIATE ITSELF FROM THESE POLICES".

    IN BOTH LETTERS, THE ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT STATED: "CONSCIOUS OF THE CONTINUED HORRORS OF THE WAR IN VIETNAM, HIGHLIGHTED BY THE DISCLOSURES OF THE PINKVILLE AND OTHER MASSACRES OF VIETNAMESE CIVILIANS BY U.S. FORCES, OVER SEVENTY ORGANISATIONS ... ARE SPONSORING THE LONDON VIETNAM WEEK". IN THE NOTE DELIVERED AT THE U.S. EMBASSY, THEY ADDED: "WE ASK YOU TO CONVEY TO YOUR PRESIDENT AND TO YOUR GOVERNMENT THE STRONG FEELINGS OF THE PEOPLE OF LONDON AS SHOWN BY THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE ACTIVITIES PLANNED DURING LONDON VIETNAM WEEK, WHICH ARE SPONSORED BY ORGANISATIONS REPRESENTING MILLIONS OF LONDONERS".

    AMONG THE OTHER ACTIVITIES PLANNED DURING THE FOLLOWING WEEK, WILL BE A LOBBY OF PARLIAMENT, A CONFERENCE AT THE TRADES UNION CONGRESS HEADQUARTERS, A BLOOD DONORS' SESSION, AND A COLLECTION OF MONEY FOR MEDICAL SUPPLIES FOR THE PEOPLE OF VIETNAM.

    ALTHOUGH 150 POLICEMEN WERE ON DUTY AT THE EMBASSY, THE MARCH PROVED PEACEFUL AND NO VIOLENCE OR ARRESTS ENSUED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5AYL7YJI23PRFN9G4AVFB3G4F
    Media URN:
    VLVA5AYL7YJI23PRFN9G4AVFB3G4F
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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