• Short Summary

    SHOPS, BANKS AND FACTORIES WERE CLOSED IN CALCUTTA -- AND MOST OTHER PARTS OF WEST BENGAL -- AND TRANSPORT SERVICES WERE BROUGHT TO A HALT AS A 24-HOUR GENERAL STRIKE BEGAN THROUGHOUT THE INDIAN STATE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).

  • Description

    1.
    GV DESERTED STREET IN CALCUTTA
    0.06

    2.
    LV PAN CLOSED NATIONAL CITY BANK
    0.15

    3.
    SV CLOSED BANK OF TOKYO
    0.18

    4.
    SV CLOSED CINEMA
    0.21

    5.
    LV CLOSED ORDINANCE FACTORY
    0.25

    6.
    LV PAN WORKERS WITH RED FLAGS OUTSIDE SHUT FACTORY
    0.32

    7.
    TGV EMPTY RAILWAY LINE
    0.35

    8.
    SV DEMONSTRATORS WITH RED FLAGS HOLD UP LONG-DISTANCE TRAIN BY SITTING ON LINES
    0.42

    9.
    SV PASSENGERS CARRYING BELONGINGS
    0.45

    10.
    LV PAN DEMONSTRATORS IN FRONT OF TRAIN
    0.51

    11.
    GV IDLE SHIPS IN GANGES
    1.00

    12.
    CU WORKERS SLEEPING BESIDE CARGO
    1.03

    13.
    TV DEMONSTRATORS AROUND EFFIGIES OF MRS. GANDHI AND MR. CHAVAN
    1.07

    14.
    SV DITTO
    1.14

    15.
    SV EFFIGIES SET ON FIRE
    1.19

    16.
    CU EFFIGIES BURNING
    1.23

    17.
    TV & CU DITTO (2 SHOTS)
    1.31

    18.
    CU DEMONSTRATOR
    1.34

    19.
    TV EFFIGIES BURNING
    1.39



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    Background: SHOPS, BANKS AND FACTORIES WERE CLOSED IN CALCUTTA -- AND MOST OTHER PARTS OF WEST BENGAL -- AND TRANSPORT SERVICES WERE BROUGHT TO A HALT AS A 24-HOUR GENERAL STRIKE BEGAN THROUGHOUT THE INDIAN STATE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY). IN AN APPEAL EARLIER, THE STATE GOVERNMENT HAD ASKED THE PEOPLE TO OBSERVE THE STRIKE PEACEFULLY.

    THE STRIKE HAD BEEN CALLED BY THE RULING UNITED FRONT PARTY TO PROTEST AGAINST THE SHOOTING OF FOUR WORKERS BY SECURITY GUARDS AT AN ORDINANCE FACTORY IN COSSIPORE LAST TUESDAY.

    TEEMING STREETS WERE STILLED AND ONLY A FEW PERMITTED VEHICLES WERE ON THE ROADS AS THE FULL EFFECT OF THE STRIKE BEGAN TO BE FELT.

    AIRLINES CANCELLED MANY SERVICES, AND BUSES TRAINS, AND SHIPPING CAME TO A STANDSTILL, LEAVING MANY LONG-DISTANCE TRAVELLERS STRANDED.

    ONE GROUP OF DEMONSTRATORS GATHERED AROUND EFFIGIES OF THE INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, MRS. INDIRA GANDHI, AND THE HOME MINISTER, MR. CHAVAN, DISPLAYING PLACARDS AND CHANTING SLOGANS. THEY THEN SET FIRE TO THE EFFIGIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7GDKQMVQ6EDFSZFJA17W8YW0H
    Media URN:
    VLVA7GDKQMVQ6EDFSZFJA17W8YW0H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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