• Short Summary

    In London on Sunday (30 April), several thousand Labour supporters took part in a May Day march from Ryde park to Trafalgar Square where they gathered for a rally.

  • Description

    In London on Sunday (30 April), several thousand Labour supporters took part in a May Day march from Ryde park to Trafalgar Square where they gathered for a rally.

    During the march, the supporters--including postal workers' leader Tom Jackson -- carried banners which made lead their feelings towards Prime Minister Heath's Conservative government.

    In Trafalgar Square, former Labour cabinet minister Mrs. Barbara Castle tried to address the crowd. She ran into trouble, however, when left-wing extremist hecklers tried to shout her down.

    In her speech, Mrs. Castle described the Government's proposed housing bill as another provocation which would double council house rents and give people the biggest extension of means testing in history. She also said that as a result of price increases, the average worker was worse off than before -- even after wage increases
    But when she finished speaking, protestors whistles and jeers could be heard among the applause.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6PRGA48ZKTC24SU6XUQ1O6GPB
    Media URN:
    VLVA6PRGA48ZKTC24SU6XUQ1O6GPB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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