Anti-H-Bomb demonstrators reached London April 18 at the end of their three-day 80-kilometre protest march from the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston, Berkshire.
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SV Marchers PAN to placard "Stop the Atom Race Before it Stops the Human Race".
SV. Coffin carried "Bury The Bomb not Mankind".
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PAN. Down Albert Memorial to some marchers having lunch break.
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SV. German Federal Republic banner.
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LV. Marchers through park on way to Trafalgar Square.
SCU. Police scuffle and arrest man.
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SV. Police on horse controlling marchers.
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Background: Anti-H-Bomb demonstrators reached London April 18 at the end of their three-day 80-kilometre protest march from the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston, Berkshire. Before going on to a mass nuclear disarmamentrally in Trafalgar Square, the demonstrators stopped for a picnic luncheon near the Albert Memorial, Hyde Park.
Police estimate that nearly 100,000 people attended the mass rally in Trafalgar Square. Banner-carrying, slogan-chanting demonstrators of various denominations, including representatives of universities, trade unions and other organizations throughout the country, supported by delegations from countries as far apart as Sweden and Nigeria, France and Japan, joined in london's biggest public meeting for many years.
Among well known personalities present at the rally were Canon L.J. Collins of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, leader of the Aldermaston march; Members of Parliament Michael Foot, Barbara Castle, Sydney Silverman; Transport and General Workers' Union secretary Frank Cousins; and Lord Bertrand Russell, the philosopher.
After the rally, which ended with a half-a-minute silence, a party of people left Trafalgar Square on the first stage of a protest march to Paris via Geneva. They carried a banner reading "Aldermaston to the Summit."