Demonstrators clashed with police outside the United States Embassy in New Delhi as they tried to register their protest against the American blockade of North Vietnam.
SV Demonstrators along road carrying banners and chanting (2 shots)
SV Police guarding entrance to U.S. Embassy
SV Women in procession chanting
SV Line of police
SV Demonstrators pushing back cordon of police
CU Police dragging away women while others chant (2 shots)
SV Demonstrators put in police van, woman struggling with police
MARCHERS ALONG ROADS WITH BANNERS, SOME CARRYING CHILDREN: POLICE GUARDING EMBASSY: DEMONSTRATORS PUSH BACK POLICE CORDON: VARIOUS SHOTS OF POLICE STRUGGLING WITH DEMONSTRATORS AND ARRESTING WOMEN.
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Background: Demonstrators clashed with police outside the United States Embassy in New Delhi as they tried to register their protest against the American blockade of North Vietnam.
About 200 demonstrators, many of them women, marched on the Embassy on Saturday (May 13) calling for the immediate withdrawal of all American force from Vietnam.
Confronted with a strong cordon of police guarding the Embassy, the demonstrators at first succeeded in breaking through. But police reinforcements managed to prevent the protesters reaching the embassy building.
most of the demonstrators were involved in skirmishing with the police. Over 70 of them were arrested, 10 of them women.
SYNOPSIS: READER OVER SOUND ON CUE. They were heading for a direct confrontation with a strong attachment of police, formed up in front of the Embassy. The first wave of the marches succeeded in breaking through the police cordon. They wanted to hand over copies of an open letter addressed to President Nixon, claiming that his latest action posed a serious threat to world peace. The letter also condemned the President for supporting Pakistan in the struggle against Bangladesh, and claimed his foreign policies were a fiasco.
READER OVER SOUND ON CUE. Those demonstrators who broke through the police cordon were rounded up by reinforcements before they could reach the Embassy. Seventy protestors were arrested -- ten of them women.