• Short Summary

    THREE DEMONSTRATORS WERE SHOT DOWN BY POLICE IN CALCUTTA, INDIA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) ON THE SIXTH DAY OF A WEEK-LONG MASS CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE CAMPAIGN IN WEST BENGAL.

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    DAYTIME STREETS SCENES CALCUTTA; CRICKET MATCH; HORSE RACING; POLICE AND DEMONSTRATORS MEET AT FOUR P.M.; VARIOUS SHOTS DEMONSTRATORS; ARRESTS; POLICE DRIVING ARRESTED DEMONSTRATORS AWAY -- (NATURAL SOUND THROUGHOUT)




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    Background: THREE DEMONSTRATORS WERE SHOT DOWN BY POLICE IN CALCUTTA, INDIA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) ON THE SIXTH DAY OF A WEEK-LONG MASS CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE CAMPAIGN IN WEST BENGAL. THE DISTURBANCES HAVE BEEN TIMED FOR FOUR O'CLOCK EVERY AFTERNOON THIS WEEK -- BEFORE THEN CALCUTTA REMAINED UNDISTURBED.

    THE DISOBEDIENCE CAMPAIGN WAS SPARKED BY DISSATISFACTION WITH THE DISMISSAL OF THE UNITED FRONT STATE GOVERNMENT.

    POLICE OPENED FIRE ON THE CROWD WHEN TEAR GAS FAILED TO HAVE ANY EFFECT. ABOUT 100 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED, AND THEY WERE TAKEN TO JAIL IN BUSLOADS FROM CALCUTTA'S CITY CENTRE.

    NEARLY 11,000 PEOPLE ARE OFFICIALLY REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AS A RESULT OF PROTESTS AGAINST DISMISSAL OF THE UNITED FRONT GOVERNMENT, AND MORE THAN HALF HAVE BEEN DETAINED.

    THE UNITED FRONT GOVERNMENT WAS DISMISSED BY THE GOVERNOR OF WEST BENGAL ON NOVEMBER 21. A NEW ADMINISTRATION, FORMED BY DEFECTORS FROM THE UNITED FRONT AND LED BY DR. P. C. GHOSH, TOOK OVER, BUT THE DEMONSTRATORS ARE DEMANDING ITS DISMISSAL AND THE REINSTATEMENT OF THE FORMER REGIME.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACX41HYN077WTGXAO8RM84OBX4
    Media URN:
    VLVACX41HYN077WTGXAO8RM84OBX4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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