• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    1.
    SV.DEMONSTRATORS SIT DOWN BY BARRIER.
    0.06

    2.
    SCU.DEMONSTRATORS TRY TO MOVE DER BARRIER.
    0.09

    3.
    SV.POLICE ARREST DEMONSTRATORS.
    0.11

    4.
    SV.DEMONSTRATOR DRAGGED ALONG.
    0.22

    5.
    SV.POLICE HALF-CARRYING DEMONSTRATOR.
    0.26

    6.
    SCU.DEMONSTRATOR BEING CARRIED TOWARDS POLICE VAN.(2 SHOTS).
    0.39

    7.
    SV.POLICE VAN DOORS BEING CLOSED.
    0.54

    8.
    LV.VAN MOVES OFF.
    1.01

    9.
    SV.POLICE PAN TO SHOW DEMONSTRATORS CARRYING PLACARDS.
    1.08



    Initials TDH/V/PB DD/V/WH/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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 - Including 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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