• Short Summary

    A WORKERS DEMONSTRATION IN THE CENTRE OF COPENHAGEN, THE DANISH CAPITAL, ATTRACTED MORE THAN 20,000 PEOPLE.

  • Description

    A WORKERS DEMONSTRATION IN THE CENTRE OF COPENHAGEN, THE DANISH CAPITAL, ATTRACTED MORE THAN 20,000 PEOPLE. THE DEMONSTRATION FOLLOWED A STRIKE BY MATES AND RADIO OPERATORS IN DENMARK'S MERCANTILE MARINE FOR MORE PAY AND BETTER CONDITIONS.

    SITE FOR THE DEMONSTRATION WAS THE SQUARE IN FRONT OF CHRISTIANSBORG CASTLE, A GOVERNMENT OFFICE. AT FIRST THE DEMONSTRATION WAS PEACEFUL THEN A GROUP OF TROUBLE-MAKERS UPROOTED A TRAFFIC SIGN AND TRIED TO SMASH DOWN A DOOR. POLICE INTERVENED AND THE MEN DETAINED. LATER A DEPUTATION WAS RECEIVED BY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

    THE STRIKE HAS BROUGHT MOST SHIPPING SERVICES BETWEEN COPENHAGEN AND JUTLAND TO A STANDSTILL, HITTING THE BUILDING TRADE PARTICULARLY HARD AS MOST OF THE CAPITAL'S CEMENT COMES BY SHIP FROM JUTLAND. THE GOVERNMENT IS FORCING THROUGH LEGISLATION TO END THE STRIKE BY MEANS OF A BILL ORDERING THE DISPUTE TO GO TO COMPULSORY MEDIATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAGNFH2LWU7FB1C7SNSXO2OG36
    Media URN:
    VLVAAGNFH2LWU7FB1C7SNSXO2OG36
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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