• Short Summary

    PREPARATIONS FOR WEDNESDAY'S (28 AUGUST) MARCH ON WASHINGTON CONTINUE IN THE CAPITAL.ALL LEAVE FOR THE?

  • Description

    PREPARATIONS FOR WEDNESDAY'S (28 AUGUST) MARCH ON WASHINGTON CONTINUE IN THE CAPITAL.ALL LEAVE FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA'S POLICE FORCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED, AND TROOPS ARE STANDING BY TO ACT AS TRAFFIC POLICEMEN IF NEEDED.NO PARKING SIGNS ARE UP ALL OVER DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON.

    IT IS THOUGHT THAT ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE WILL CONVERGE ON THE CAPITAL, ARRIVING BY BUS, TRAIN AND AIRPLANE.SOME ESTIMATES OF THE NUMBER ATTENDING RUN AS HIGH AS TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND.THE MARCH WILL FORM AT THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT AND PROCEED TO THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL..WHERE A RALLY WILL BE HELD.

    GREAT PAINS HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO HANDLE THE CROWDS.MOBILE FIRST AND STATIONS AND REST ROOMS HAVE BEEN SET UP ALL ALONG THE MARCH ROUTE.THE LATTER ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WASHINGTON, D.C.HEALTH OFFICIALS, WHOSE FACILITIES HAVE BEEN SEVERELY STRAINED.

    THE MARCHERS THEMSELVES HAVE BEEN URGED TO BRING SANDWICHES.

    ONE MAJOR -- AND UNFORSEEN -- PROBLEM IS THE THREAT OF A NATIONWIDE RAILROAD STRIKE.IT IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN AT MIDNIGHT ON 28 AUGUST.IT IS ASSUMED THAT MOST MARCHERS WILL HAVE LEFT THE CITY BEFORE IT BEGINS -- BUT THOSE EN ROUTE TO DISTANT POINTS MAY BE STRANDED HALF-WAY HOME WHEN -- AND IF -- THE TRAINS STOP RUNNING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7SDYWJL7VCNSJJDL0UQPH6IRV
    Media URN:
    VLVA7SDYWJL7VCNSJJDL0UQPH6IRV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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