• Short Summary

    Scores of demonstrators were arrested by riot police in Madrid on Monday (1 May) as protestors staged an illegal anti-government demonstration to coincide with May Day.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Police scuffle with demonstrators
    0.06

    2.
    LV Demonstrators attempt to stop traffic
    0.18

    3.
    LV Police move up street
    0.27

    4.
    TV Police restrain women
    0.42

    5.
    TV Police take demonstrator into custody (2 shots)
    0.48

    6.
    GTV Demonstrators along road through traffic
    1.01

    7.
    GV Demonstrators along street
    1.10



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    This film has natural sound throughout.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Scores of demonstrators were arrested by riot police in Madrid on Monday (1 May) as protestors staged an illegal anti-government demonstration to coincide with May Day.

    Some 200 demonstrators, mainly students, were beaten by truncheon-wielding police as they attempted to march in a working-class district of the Spanish capital. Many of the demonstrators ere dragged away to police vehicles, among them a number of girls, and several were seen to be injured.

    All passers-by were stopped and asked to produce identity documents. Students were lined up against walls and taken away in police trucks if they had no papers on them.

    There'd been a clandestine call for a mass ray in the area, but it didn't take place. There'd been a clandestine call for a mass rally in the area, but it didn't take place.

    There were incidents in other areas of Spain but, on the whole, calls by clandestine opposition groups for a massive show of anti-France feeling went largely unheeded. It was reported that most incidents around the country involved fewer than 100 people and in many cases brief rallies broke up before police arrived.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACD22PAN95FEX7P7TLHDMESKGQ
    Media URN:
    VLVACD22PAN95FEX7P7TLHDMESKGQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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