• Short Summary

    A CROWD OF ABOUT 20 PEOPLE DEMONSTRATED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES AIRBASE AT RUISLIP, NEAR LONDON TODAY (SATURDAY).

  • Description

    A CROWD OF ABOUT 20 PEOPLE DEMONSTRATED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES AIRBASE AT RUISLIP, NEAR LONDON TODAY (SATURDAY).

    THE GROUP WERE FROM A NEW ORGANISATION OF 'RADICAL CHRISTIANS' CALLING THEMSELVES 'CHURCH'. A SPOKESMAN FOR THE GROUP CALLED THE DEMONSTRATION AN 'ACT OF HOLY DISOBEDIENCE'.

    THE GROUP PRAYED SILENTLY IN FRONT OF THE BASE FOR AN HOUR, BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO ENTER. TWO COACHLOADS OF POLICE DISPERSED THE DEMONSTRATORS WITHOUT SERIOUS INCIDENT.

    THE GROUP OFFERED SANCTUARY IN CHURCHES TO AMERICAN SERVICEMEN WHO DESERTED. THEY WERE CALLING ON THE AIRMEN NOT TO GO TO VIETNAM. THEY CARRIED A SINGLE BANNER, WHICH READ "LOVE YOUR ENEMIES, REFUSE TO FIGHT IN VIETNAM."
    RUISLIP USAF BASE IS THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE THIRD AMERICAN AIR FORCE, AND 2,000 MEN ARE STATIONED THERE. MANY OF THEM WILL BE DUE TO GO TO VIETNAM.

    THE PRIEST IS THE REVEREND ANDREW KING, CURATE OF ST. MARY'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, SLOUGH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACLB21FG3YMMCGKRHDN5GWVA7
    Media URN:
    VLVACLB21FG3YMMCGKRHDN5GWVA7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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