• Short Summary

    Members of the Danish Women's organisation demonstrated in Copenhagen station on Thursday (13 Jan) against a new discount scheme of the Danish railway, whereby a passenger can obtain a discount on the fare of his travelling companion, if the companion is of the opposite sex.

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    LV Crowd at Copenhagen station
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    GV & MV Men and women buying tickets (2 shots)
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    GV Demonstrators and banners
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    SCU PAN CU TILT..down women with banner (2 shots)
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    GV Girls with banners PAN TO SV.. & CU..Organiser (2 shots)
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    SV Demonstrator handing out leaflets
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    GV Crowds and demonstrators gather round organiser
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    GV Crowds and demonstrators
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    Initials ES. 2249 ES. 2301



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    Background: Members of the Danish Women's organisation demonstrated in Copenhagen station on Thursday (13 Jan) against a new discount scheme of the Danish railway, whereby a passenger can obtain a discount on the fare of his travelling companion, if the companion is of the opposite sex.

    The Railway intended the scheme to help families, encouraging husbands to travel with their wives, mothers with their sons, and so on. Facing a loss each year of 50 million Danish Kroner (3 million sterling), it hoped to use the scheme to fill empty trains.

    But many Danes consider the arrangement is a foolish one. The action group of the Women's Organisation thinks it discriminates against women, and the homosexuals are also reported to object. The demonstrators in Copenhagen station hoped to undermine the scheme by arranging 'marriages of convenience' among travellers of opposite sex. If the idea catches on, so many people could earn the travelling discount that the State Railway will not be able to operate it.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD9318IBXPBOBTO5UO72VETWIP
    Media URN:
    VLVAD9318IBXPBOBTO5UO72VETWIP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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