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    Rain marred the May Day Rally in Delhi. Nearly 30,000 workers gathered from all over?

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    1.
    LV banner...Petition of Workers..1969 etc.


    2.
    LV start of procession.


    3.
    LV leaders...Krishna Mennon next to S.A. Dange.


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    CV Krishna Mennon in the lead next to Communist leader S.A. Dange


    5.
    MV Mennon and Dange talking as they walk at the head of procession.


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    LV processionists with flags and banners shout slogans.


    7.
    Various shots of women in the procession shouting slogans..


    8.
    MV a woman with baby on shoulders.


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    MV of a woman leader shouting slogans.


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    Several different shots of the processionists, banners etc. at about 125ft: with yellow flags...Trade Union wing of the right wing Jana Sangh in Rally.



    Various MVs and CVs of Jana Sangh workers in the procession, Walk through rain etc.



    LV of the procession as its gets washed out by rain.




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    Background: Rain marred the May Day Rally in Delhi. Nearly 30,000 workers gathered from all over India marched through the streets of New Delhi. Krishna Mennon together with the Communist leader S.A. Dange lead the procession. Krishna Mennon is currently a candidate for a Parliamentary Bye election from Midnapore in West Bengal on behalf of the Communist backed United Front. As the processionists marched, they shouted slogans demanding the change of Central Government of India ie the fall of Indira Gandhi government.

    A notable event today was that the Trade Union wing of the right wing Hindu Jana Sangh party also joined the rally. Its workers carried yellow flags and shouted slogans reminding workers to first worship India and remember the sacrifices of ordinary workers in the cause of labour.

    The Rally was practically washed out a heavy unseasonal downpour and the leaders later presented to the Parliament a petition from workers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5XIG3R36KDA01X6BWQ6XV9RT2
    Media URN:
    VLVA5XIG3R36KDA01X6BWQ6XV9RT2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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