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    EASTER MONDAY IN BRITAIN AND THE END OF THE FIFTH ANNUAL BAN-THE-BOMB PROTEST MARCH FROM ALDERMASTON TO LONDON.

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    EASTER MONDAY IN BRITAIN AND THE END OF THE FIFTH ANNUAL BAN-THE-BOMB PROTEST MARCH FROM ALDERMASTON TO LONDON. CANON JOHN COLLINS, LEADING THE MARCHERS, HANDED IN PETITIONS TO THE US AND SOVIET EMBASSIES AND TO PRIME MINISTER MACMILLAN'S OFFICE.

    MARCHING DOWN WHITEHALL - HOME OF THE WAR OFFICE AND OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS - CANON COLLINS SAID: WE MARCH IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO HAVE DIED AS A RESULT OF NUCLEAR TESTS AND FOR THOSE WHO WILL DIE IN THE FUTURE.

    HIS LETTER HANDED IN AT THE US EMBASSY WHILE THE MARCHERS STOOD IN TEN MINUTE SILENT VIGIL APPEALED TO PRESIDENT KENNEDY TO ABANDON NUCLEAR TESTS IN THE ATMOSPHERE - DUE TO RESUME THIS MONTH. THIS WOULD GIVE A RAY OF HOPE TO THE WORLD. BUT "IF YOU CARRY OUT THESE TESTS" THE LETTER SAID, "PEOPLE OF THIS AND FUTURE GENERATIONS WILL SUFFER DISEASE AND DEATH AS A RESULT OF FALLOUT."
    TO MR. MACMILLAN THE PLEA WAS TO TRY TO DISSUADE PRESIDENT KENNEDY FROM TEST RESUMPTION WHEN THEIR WASHINGTON TALKS BEGIN APRIL 27. TO MR. KHRUSHCHEV - THE PLEA TO WITHDRAW HIS THREAT TO CARRY OUT MORE TESTS IF THE AMERICANS RESUME.

    AT THE SAME TIME, BERTRAND RUSSELL, BRITAIN'S LEADING ANTI-BOMB CAMPAIGNER, CABLED PRESIDENT KENNEDY: "I IMPLORE YOU TO FORGO RESUMPTION OF TESTS. MANY MILLION LOOKING TO YOU TO AVOID VAST NUMBERS OF DEATHS AND DAMAGE TO FUTURE GENERATIONS.

    EARLIER EARL RUSSELL APPEALED TO EIGHT NEUTRAL COUNTRIES TO SEND THEIR SHIPS TO THE CHRISTMAS ISLAND NUCLEAR TEST AREA TO PREVENT THE US FROM CARRYING OUT THE NEXT TEST THERE. THE WATERS THERE ARE INTERNATIONAL AND THE U.S. IS DEFYING INTERNATIONAL LAW IN USING THEM TO POISON YOUR PEOPLE AND MINE, EARL RUSSELL SAID.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAJMG1MI2QRPBLCKKZ8F4051QS
    Media URN:
    VLVAAJMG1MI2QRPBLCKKZ8F4051QS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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