• Short Summary

    BOMBAY WAS HIT YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) BY A ONE-DAY STRIKE CALLED BY LEFT-WING OPPOSITION PARTIES. THE?

  • Description

    BOMBAY WAS HIT YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) BY A ONE-DAY STRIKE CALLED BY LEFT-WING OPPOSITION PARTIES. THE STRIKE, INVOLVING THOUSANDS OF WORKERS, WAS CALLED IN PROTEST AGAINST RISING PRICES IN INDIA.

    THE STRIKE BROUGHT CLASHES BETWEEN POLICE AND STRIKERS, RESULTING IN NEARLY 40 PERSONS BEING INJURED. BUSES AND TAXIS WERE OFF THE STREETS, HOTELS, RESTAURANTS AND CINEMAS WERE CLOSED, AND THE CITY'S TWO LEADING EVENING NEWSPAPERS FAILED TO APPEAR. THE STRIKE ALSO CRIPPLED THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY, ON WHICH BOMBAY, INDIA'S SECOND LARGEST CITY, DEPENDS.

    THE STOPPAGE WAS SPONSORED BY COMMUNISTS AND SOCIALISTS AND THEIR TRADE UNION WINGS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8SW0T760ZF5BZ7N1Y10E0MVAK
    Media URN:
    VLVA8SW0T760ZF5BZ7N1Y10E0MVAK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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