• Short Summary

    A MASS SILENT DEMONSTRATION OVER 13,000 STRONG, INCLUDING WOMEN AND CHILDREN, WOUND ITS WAY ALONG GIBRALTAR'S MAIN STREET LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY) TO PRESENT A MEMORANDUM CALLING FOR CLOSER ASSOCIATION WITH BRITAIN.

  • Description

    A MASS SILENT DEMONSTRATION OVER 13,000 STRONG, INCLUDING WOMEN AND CHILDREN, WOUND ITS WAY ALONG GIBRALTAR'S MAIN STREET LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY) TO PRESENT A MEMORANDUM CALLING FOR CLOSER ASSOCIATION WITH BRITAIN. SPANISH AND MOROCCAN WORKERS LOOKED ON AS THE BANNER-CARRYING DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED IN PERFECT ORDER TO THE GOVERNOR'S RESIDENCE WHERE THE MEMORANDUM WAS HANDED TO VISITING COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY GEORGE THOMSON.

    ALL SHOPS AND OFFICES WERE CLOSED FOR THE MARCH.

    STEWARDS WEARING ARMBANDS MARSHALLED THE DEMONSTRATORS, WHOSE BANNERS ARE SLOGANS READING "WE WANT SECURITY... WE WANT FREE ASSOCIATION WITH BRITAIN" AND "SHAME ON U.N.O." -- A REFERENCE TO THE UNITED NATIONS TRUSTEESHIP COMMITTEE'S CALL LAST DECEMBER FOR RESUMPTION OF ANGLO-SPANISH TALKS "WITH A VIEW TO PUTTING AN END TO THE COLONIAL SITUATION IN GIBRALTAR."
    THE DEMONSTRATORS HANDED THEIR MEMORANDUM TO BRITISH COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY GEORGE THOMSON. IT LISTED SEVERAL POINTERS TOWARDS GIBRALTAR HAVING CLOSER TIES WITH BRITAIN, AND SUGGESTED WAYS IN WHICH BRITAIN COULD HELP GIBRALTAR OVERCOME THE SPANISH ECONOMIC BLOCKADE OF THE ROCK. MR THOMSON WAS ASKED TO RELAY THESE IDEAS TO THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT.

    WHEN THE DEMONSTRATION WAS OVER THE GIBRALTARIANS DISPERSED IN AN ORDERLY MANNER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8S77PGOSCWMWBSBW53VMUU1CT
    Media URN:
    VLVA8S77PGOSCWMWBSBW53VMUU1CT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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