• Short Summary

    CIVIL RIGHTS DEMONSTRATORS, DEMANDING MORE CONSTRUCTION JOBS FOR NEGRO AND PUERTO RICAN WORKERS, STAGED ANOTHER DEMONSTRATION ON TUESDAY (23 JULY) AT THE CONSTRUCTION SITE OF A NEW YORK CITY MEDICAL CENTRE.

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    CIVIL RIGHTS DEMONSTRATORS, DEMANDING MORE CONSTRUCTION JOBS FOR NEGRO AND PUERTO RICAN WORKERS, STAGED ANOTHER DEMONSTRATION ON TUESDAY (23 JULY) AT THE CONSTRUCTION SITE OF A NEW YORK CITY MEDICAL CENTRE.

    AS THEY HAVE FOR THE PAST WEEK, THE NEGROES PICKETED, CHANTED AND LAY DOWN ON THE STREET TO PREVENT PASSAGE OF DELIVERY TRUCKS.

    AGAIN, THEY WERE ARRESTED FOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT. UNLIKE THE MASS DEMONSTRATIONS AND ARRESTS OF THE PAST WEEK, THE NEGROES LAY INT E STREET IN SMALL GROUPS. ON MONDAY, POLICE ARRESTED 233 DEMONSTRATORS AT THIS SAME SITE.

    AS POLICE ARRESTED ONE GROUP, ANOTHER WOULD TAKE ITS PLACE.

    ALTOGETHER, 58 PERSONS WERE ARRESTED. MANY OF THEM WENT LIMP AND HAD TO BE CARRIED TO POLICE VANS. THEY WERE CHARGED WITH RESISTING ARREST AS WELL AS DISORDERLY CONDUCT. THOSE WHO WALKED TO THE VANS WHEN TOLD, DID NOT HAVE THE ADDITIONAL CHARGE PLACE AGAINST THEM.

    WHEN POLICE MADE THE ARRESTS, THE DELIVERY TRUCKS WERE ABLE TO DRIVE INTO THE CONSTRUCTION SITE. BUT THE DELIVERIES WERE INTERRUPTED SEVERAL TIMES AS THE DEMONSTRATORS PROSTRATED THEMSELVES ON THE STREETS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA87LPJEZRC30GNVMJ342DZ4NTE
    Media URN:
    VLVA87LPJEZRC30GNVMJ342DZ4NTE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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