• Short Summary

    IN NEW YORK'S GREENWICH VILLAGE, OUTSIDE THE U.S. ATOMIC ENERGY ATOMIC COMMISSION'S HEADQUARTERS, SOME FIFTY?

  • Description

    IN NEW YORK'S GREENWICH VILLAGE, OUTSIDE THE U.S. ATOMIC ENERGY ATOMIC COMMISSION'S HEADQUARTERS, SOME FIFTY DEMONSTRATORS STAGED A SIT DOWN PROTEST MAR 5 AGAINST THE U.S. DECISION TO RESUME NUCLEAR TESTING. THE LAW WAS OUT IN FORCE TO PREVENT A REPETITION OF THE VIOLENT CLASHES IN TIMES SQUARE MARCH 3, WHEN 42 WERE ARRESTED IN ANTI-NUCLEAR DEMONSTRATIONS.

    NEVERTHELESS, THE PROTEST GROUP WAS NOT INTIMIDATED; DESPITE POLICE WARNINGS THAT SIT-DOWNS WOULD NOT BE PERMITTED, MOST OF THE GROUP PROMPTLY DUCKED UNDER THE BARRICADES TO SIT ON THE PAVEMENT, OBSTRUCTING RUSH-HOUR CROWDS. ANOTHER WARNING THAT THEY WOULD BE ARRESTED WAS IGNORED BY THE SQUATTERS AND THE POLICE MOVED IN. ONE DEMONSTRATOR AFTER ANOTHER WAS BY A SQUAD OF BURLY POLICEMEN. MAKING NO PROTEST, THEY LAY LIMPLY AS THEY WERE LIFTED INTO NEARBY POLICE VANS.

    THE FINAL COUNT WAS FIFTEEN MEN AND FOUR WOMEN ARRESTED - THE REST OF THE DEMONSTRATORS RESIGNED THEMSELVES TO CONTINUING THE PROTEST ON FOOT, WITH A GOOD SHOWING OF PLACARDS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF0ZW7U17UA1QK4V651U0KW8XO
    Media URN:
    VLVAF0ZW7U17UA1QK4V651U0KW8XO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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