• Short Summary

    Thousands of protesters demonstrated in the streets of the northern Spanish city of Barcelona on Sunday (1 February) in one of the largest anti-government demonstrations since the civil war.

  • Description

    Thousands of protesters demonstrated in the streets of the northern Spanish city of Barcelona on Sunday (1 February) in one of the largest anti-government demonstrations since the civil war.

    Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds which gathered several thousand strong in different parts of the city.

    The demonstrators was called by Catalan Nationalist groups but was banned by the Barcelona civil governor.

    The protesters who included young children and elderly pensioners as well as workers and students, shouted 'amnesty', 'liberty' and 'police assassins' as riot squads charged into them with swinging truncheons.

    Behind the riot squads were police on horseback. Although police did not appear to be making arrests, some of the demonstrators were inured when they were trampled underfoot in the police charges.

    The civil governor had banned the demonstration on the grounds that public order would be disrupted despite assurances by the organisers that it would be peaceful.

    SYNOPSIS: At the height of the demonstration, police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds which had gathered several thousand strong in different parts of the city. The Barcelona civil governor had banned the demonstration on the grounds that public order would be disrupted despite assurances by the organisers that it would be peaceful.

    In many parts of the city, the riot police were supported by police on horseback as they broke up the demonstration.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEF0IBPSDMP958LBU5PD2MEBSA
    Media URN:
    VLVAEF0IBPSDMP958LBU5PD2MEBSA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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