• Short Summary

    A group of Aborigines and about 3,000 students were involved in scuffles with police on Friday (July 14) as they marched through the streets of Sydney, Australia in a protest demonstration for Black rights.

  • Description

    A group of Aborigines and about 3,000 students were involved in scuffles with police on Friday (July 14) as they marched through the streets of Sydney, Australia in a protest demonstration for Black rights.

    The scuffles erupted after police refused to let the marchers use the road -- restricting them to the pavements. The first demonstrator was arrested about ten minutes after the march began. By the time it reached Sydney Town Hall, police said they had arrested and charged about 20 people.

    The demonstration was marking Australia's National Aborigines Day.

    SYNOPSIS: In Australia, about three-thousand students led by a group of Aborigines demonstrate for Black Rights in a march celebrating National Aborigines Day.

    Trouble started only ten minutes after the start of the march when police refused demands to allow the demonstrators on the roadway. As tempers flared, police reinforcements were brought in to cope with the situation.

    After leader of the march halted its progress several times, scuffling broke out between marchers and police. The Central Police Station in Sydney reported that twenty people had been arrested and charged during the march and at a later demonstration at the Town Hall.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADIHIKPZN56EH4TIB3OSTY5XHT
    Media URN:
    VLVADIHIKPZN56EH4TIB3OSTY5XHT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/07/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment