• Short Summary

    REINFORCED POLICE FORCES WERE ON DUTY IN ATHENS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) WHEN THE COUNTRY'S BIGGEST UNION -- THE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS' WITH MORE THAN 120,000 MEMBERS -- STAGED A 24 HOURS STRIKE AND PROTEST MEETING IN THE CITY.

  • Description

    1.
    GTV POLICE FORCE IN ATHENS.
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    2.
    LV DITTO, WITH CONSTRUCTION WORKERS ARRIVING FOR MEETING.
    0.08

    3.
    TV POLICE LORRIES FORM ROAD BLOCK.
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    4.
    GV THOUSANDS OF WORKERS AT MASS MEETING.
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    5.
    SV PRESIDENT OF THE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS ADDRESSING MEETING.
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    6.
    TV DITTO WITH CROWD APPLAUDING.
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    7.
    SV CROWD APPLAUD.
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    8.
    GV MASS CROWD OUTSIDE BUILDING DURING SPEECH.
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    9.
    TV PAMPHLETS ARE DROPPED INTO CROWD.
    0.36

    10.
    GTV MASS CROWD.
    0.43



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: REINFORCED POLICE FORCES WERE ON DUTY IN ATHENS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) WHEN THE COUNTRY'S BIGGEST UNION -- THE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS' WITH MORE THAN 120,000 MEMBERS -- STAGED A 24 HOURS STRIKE AND PROTEST MEETING IN THE CITY.

    UNDER THE MOTTO "BREAD-FREEDOM-WORK" MANY OF THE COUNTRY'S 115 UNIONS HAVE STAGED PARTIAL STRIKES TO VOICE THEIR DEMANDS BEFORE A NEW GOVERNMENT TAKES OFFICE. FOR IN GREECE THE STAGE IS SET FOR WHAT OBSERVERS EXPECT TO BE THE MOST HOTLY-CONTESTED ELECTIONS SINCE WORLD WAR II. THE ELECTIONS ARE TABLED FOR NOVEMBER 3, AND THE NEWLY-ELECTED HOUSE WILL MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME ON DECEMBER 11.

    (WHILE THE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS' MEETING WAS IN PROGRESS, THE GREEK GOVERNMENT REQUISITIONED ABOUT 135 TROLLEY BUSES AND ISSUED A MOBILISATION ORDER COVERING THE 850 DRIVER AND CONDUCTORS. THE GOVERNMENT ACTION FOLLOWED A SERIES OF STOPPAGES BY THE EMPLOYEES.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA75X6AROF5AE0U2DW7HJA71PZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA75X6AROF5AE0U2DW7HJA71PZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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