• Short Summary

    President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines came under fire from two quarters yesterday (Sunday). Ten?

  • Description

    1.
    Marchers with banners to camera
    5 ft

    2.
    Marchers waving fists (two shots)
    9 ft

    3.
    Marcher gets drink
    12 ft

    4.
    Back view marchers
    15 ft

    5.
    CU feet walking
    17 ft

    6.
    Back View marchers
    20 ft

    7.
    Top view marchers along main street
    23 ft

    8.
    People watch
    24 ft

    9.
    Marchers massed at rally
    28 ft

    10.
    Marchers wave red banners
    35 ft

    11.
    Ext police camp
    37 ft

    12.
    TV Marcos and Arrienda
    40 ft

    13.
    Marcos and Arrienda talking
    53 ft

    14.
    Ditto
    56 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines came under fire from two quarters yesterday (Sunday). Ten thousand demonstrators accused him of neglecting poverty in the country, while three political prisoners complained to him in person that the government was holding them without cause.

    The demonstrators, mostly young people, straggled into Manila after a five-day march to protest against poverty in the country. They also denounced what they described as the 'fascist tendencies' of the Marcos government.

    Waving red banners, the demonstrators caused chaos to traffic as they clogged the streets of Manila. The demonstrators were described as student radicals and representatives of worker and peasant organisations.

    The marathon march ended with a mass rally in a square where speakers spoke out against poverty, fascism, corruption and foreign imperialism.

    Meanwhile, at a police camp, President Marcos visited three political prisoners who are among those being held without formal charges under a presidential proclamation suspending the writ of habeas corpus.

    President Marcos told one of them, television commentator Roger Arrienda, that they were not being held on merely whimsical charges, but on what he called 'very serious evidence.'
    He assured them they would be given an opportunity to offer evidence in their defence at a summary hearing which he promised for later this week.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABTCOQ4P0W3AP3RJAGJN6BCJ3B
    Media URN:
    VLVABTCOQ4P0W3AP3RJAGJN6BCJ3B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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