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    Striking Yale University workers and their student supporters clashed with police during a noisy demonstration at the University yesterday (June 14) when West German Chancellor Herr Willy Brandt was awarded an honorary law degree.

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    Striking Yale University workers and their student supporters clashed with police during a noisy demonstration at the University yesterday (June 14) when West German Chancellor Herr Willy Brandt was awarded an honorary law degree. The demonstration, however, in which about 500 workers and students took part, was aimed more at the University authorities than Herr Brandt. Eight people were arrested. The protest failed to halt the ceremony.

    SYNOPSIS: Yale University, in the United States, was the scene of a demonstration by university workers and their student supporters on Monday, when West German Chancellor Herr Willy Brandt was awarded an honorary law degree.

    Eight people were arrested, including a priest, following scuffles with police. The protest, however, was aimed more at the University authorities than Herr Brandt. About 500 workers and student took part in the protest. The strike by university workers, which has lasted six weeks so far, is over job security and pay.

    But the protest failed to halt the ceremony, held in front of 10,000 students and their relatives. Herr Brandt arrived in American the previous day for a five-day working visit.

    There were some tense moments, however, as Herr Brandt stepped onto the dais to receive his award. Chanting broke out from the demonstrators, who shouted "Strike-breaker", and "Step down, Willy".

    But the ceremony were through. Herr Brandt, receiving his honorary degree, said Germany was grateful for America's help after the Second World War.

    Herr Brandt, meanwhile, was to have talks later with President Nixon and Secretary of State William Rogers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACCDJ0JJD8PA3OL2Q81OQQSL7B
    Media URN:
    VLVACCDJ0JJD8PA3OL2Q81OQQSL7B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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