• Short Summary

    SPANISH POLICE ON FOOT AND HORSEBACK, AND CIVIL GUARDS CARRYING RIFLES, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) TURNED OUT IN FORCE TO CONTROL THOUSANDS OF MADRID WORKERS AND STUDENTS WHO DEFIED STERN GOVERNMENT WARNING AND TRIED TO STAGE ILLEGAL DEMONSTRATIONS.

  • Description

    SPANISH POLICE ON FOOT AND HORSEBACK, AND CIVIL GUARDS CARRYING RIFLES, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) TURNED OUT IN FORCE TO CONTROL THOUSANDS OF MADRID WORKERS AND STUDENTS WHO DEFIED STERN GOVERNMENT WARNING AND TRIED TO STAGE ILLEGAL DEMONSTRATIONS.

    WORKERS IN FACTORIES ON THE FRINGES OF THE CAPITAL BOYCOTTED REGULAR BUSES AND MARCHED ON FOOT INTO MADRID. TWO-THOUSAND FACTORY WORKERS FROM PEGASO ATTEMPTED TO MARCH INTO THE CITY, BUT WERE DISPERSED BY POLICE AND CIVIL GUARDS A FEW MILES (KILOMETRES) FROM MADRID. THE POLICE FIRED SHOTS INTO THE AIR, AND THE MARCHERS DISPERSED INTO SURROUNDING FIELDS.

    THE DEMONSTRATIONS WERE CALLED BY LABOUR ORGANISATIONS KNOWN AS WORKERS' COMMITTEE TO TEST THE STRENGTH OF FEELING AGAINST THE OFFICIAL LABOUR SYNDICATES WHICH MONOPOLISE SPAIN'S LABOUR RELATIONS, AND IN SUPPORT OF DEMANDS FOR HIGH WAGES AND CUTS IN THE RISING COST OF LIVING.

    (IN MADRID LAST NIGHT POLICE ON FOOT AND HORSEBACK AND CIVIL GUARDS BATON-CHARGED DEMONSTRATORS WHO GATHERED OUTSIDE THE ATOCHA RAILWAY STATION. FURTHER DEMONSTRATIONS WERE HELD IN OTHER PARTS OF MADRID.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5OYGZ8PGMESHRLE79P1OSW4HN
    Media URN:
    VLVA5OYGZ8PGMESHRLE79P1OSW4HN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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