• Short Summary

    In many countries of the world, the First of May is celebrated as May Day - the day of the workers.

  • Description

    1.
    TV & SV Demonstrators with banners marching and shouting (4 shots)
    0.37

    2.
    CV PAN TO GV Hammer and Sickle flag to vast crowd
    0.48

    3.
    CV Mr. Jyoti Basu addresses rally
    0.51

    4.
    GV PAN crowd
    1.07



    Initials OS/135 MF/OS/148



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In many countries of the world, the First of May is celebrated as May Day - the day of the workers. In Calcutta, a demonstration was organised by Communists in support of the workers' struggles in the world. More than 15,000 people took part in the procession, which ended in a rally at the city centre where a Resolution was passed naming May Day an "International Day of Working-Class Solidarity", and calling for support of the freedom struggles in East Pakistan, Indo-China and throughout South America and Africa.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABRWIPY10LNK3FQU82MXYRY91I
    Media URN:
    VLVABRWIPY10LNK3FQU82MXYRY91I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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