• Short Summary

    A GIANT HOARDING ERECTED IN THE CENTRE OF STOCKHOLM IS PROVING A POPULAR WAY FOR THE CITIZENS OF SWEDEN'S CAPITAL CITY TO AIR THEIR GRIEVANCES AND AT THE SAME TIME IS CUTTING THE COST OF CLEANING UNLAWFUL SCRIBBLING FROM PUBLIC BUILDINGS.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN ACROSS SQUARE TO PEOPLE GATHERED
    0.13

    2.
    CU OF ANTI-SOVIET POSTER
    0.17

    3.
    LV PEOPLE AROUND THE WALL BOARD
    0.22

    4.
    CU PEOPLE ALONGSIDE BOARD TALKING AMONGST EACH OTHER (3 SHOTS)
    0.38

    5.
    CU WRITING ON BOARD
    0.43

    6.
    SV MAN WRITING ON BOARD
    0.54

    7.
    CU CROWD LOOK ON
    0.57

    8.
    LV CROWD GATHERED AROUND BOARD
    1.04



    Initials JSU/VS/JB/SIM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A GIANT HOARDING ERECTED IN THE CENTRE OF STOCKHOLM IS PROVING A POPULAR WAY FOR THE CITIZENS OF SWEDEN'S CAPITAL CITY TO AIR THEIR GRIEVANCES AND AT THE SAME TIME IS CUTTING THE COST OF CLEANING UNLAWFUL SCRIBBLING FROM PUBLIC BUILDINGS.

    THE 128 FOOT SQUARE (11 SQUARE METRES) "SCRAWL BOARD" -- MUCH IN USE DURING RECENT DAYS TO COMMENT ON SOVIET INTERVENTION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA -- WAS THE IDEA OF HOLGER BLOM, THE CITY GARDENER.

    HE RECKONED THE COST OF CLEANING THE BOARD AND KEEPING IT LIT FOR 24 HOURS A DAY WOULD BE A MERE FRACTION OF LAST YEAR'S GBP50,000 CLEANING BILL.

    THE BOARD IS IN FACT WHITEWASHED EVERY MORNING IN PREPARATION FOR THE DAY'S NEW CROP IF SLOGANS. THE ONLY RESTRICTION ON AUTHORS IS CONTAINED IN INSCRIPTION OVER THE BOARD: "YOUR OWN IDEAS AT YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY".

    THIS IS TO WARN PEOPLE THAT THEY CAN BE PROSECUTED FOR SUCH THINGS AS PREACHING RACIAL, ETHNIC OR RELIGIOUS HATRED.

    DESPITE THIS, THE PLAN WAS AN IMMEDIATE SUCCESS AND SCRIBBLERS, BOTH YOUNG AND OLD, HAVE BEEN HARD AT WORK SINCE THE BOARD WAS PUT UP. THEY MAKE FREQUENT USE TOO OF A NEARBY PULPIT FROM WHICH THEY CAN HARANGUE PASSERS-BY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAT4OTCI9XQO1BBVYT3PRZX23A
    Media URN:
    VLVAAT4OTCI9XQO1BBVYT3PRZX23A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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