• Short Summary

    Pro Bangla Desh demonstrators painted their faces with to resemble death masks and picketed the White House in Washington yesterday pictures of starving East Pakistan refugees, were protesting that America continued to sell arms to the Pakistan Government--which was using the arms to hold down the Bangla Desh movement.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Rochambeau Status near White House TILT DOWN TO demonstrators march with pro Bangla Desh placards, banners and painted white faces
    0.11

    2.
    SV Marchers beat drum past White House
    0.20

    3.
    SV Demonstrators confronted by police outside White House
    0.26

    4.
    MV ZOOM TO CU Banner "No U.S. arms to Pakistan".
    0.30

    5.
    SV Demonstrators with white-faced child on shoulders
    0.35

    6.
    SV Banner "Nixon stop sponsoring slaughter"
    0.40

    7.
    GV PAN & CU Demonstrators march in circles outside White House (3 shots)
    1.12



    Initials BB/0025 WLW/BOB/BB/0034



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Pro Bangla Desh demonstrators painted their faces with to resemble death masks and picketed the White House in Washington yesterday pictures of starving East Pakistan refugees, were protesting that America continued to sell arms to the Pakistan Government--which was using the arms to hold down the Bangla Desh movement. Police were on the scene, but there was little trouble.

    SYNOPSIS: In Washington on Thursday pro-Bangla Desh demonstrators marches on the White House. They carried drums, banners and placards with picture of starving East Pakistan refugees--and had their faces painted white to resemble death masks.

    They were confronted by police when they reached the gates of the White House, but little trouble took place. The demonstrators were protesting that the American Government was continuing to sell arms to the Pakistan Government--which was using them to hold down the Bangla Desh movement in East Pakistan. Stopped by police from going any further, the demonstrators picketed the White House gates by marching round in circles in a funeral-like procession.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9HHJ774F2WZ0BWDI3R2UH7ILF
    Media URN:
    VLVA9HHJ774F2WZ0BWDI3R2UH7ILF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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