Several hundred dock workers staged a pro-Castro demonstration in Sydney, Australia, on April 19th. In?
GV PAN..demonstrators en route from town hall
SV Demonstrators en route to Hyde Park.
LV Demonstrators with banners reading 'Go Home Yanks', 'Hands off Cuba', and 'Get Out of Cuba Yanks'.
GV PAN..demonstrators to speaker Mr. Moran.
CU Moran shouts.
SV Crowd with banner 'Stop War in Cuba'.
SV Crowd applauds.
CU Police arrest demonstrators (two shots).
SV Priest is carried shoulder-high as police make arrest.
CU TWO SHOTS..police fight with demonstrators.
GV PAN FROM U.S. Consulate building to crowd outside entrance.
SV More police arrive.
SV PAN FROM police officer to demonstrators moving away quietly.
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Background: Several hundred dock workers staged a pro-Castro demonstration in Sydney, Australia, on April 19th. In Cuba, Prime Minister Castro's forces were still fighting to crush the ill-fated rebel landings. On April 18th, pro-Castro and anti-U.S. demonstrations occurred in Moscow, Budapest, Belgrade, Tokyo, Peking, Buenos Aires, and Paris.
The dockers marched to a car park near the U.S. consulate, and some tried to get into the building. They carried pro-Castro and anti-United States banners.
Mr. Stan Moran, Communist treasurer of the Waterside Workers Federation, spoke through a loud-hailer, urging support for Castro.
Police arrested nine men on charges of offensive behaviour before the meeting dispersed. Later, those arrested pleaded Not Guilty and were remanded.