• Short Summary

    Demonstrators were out on the roads in Cornwall, South Western England today (Saturday) -- wearing gas masks.

  • Description

    Demonstrators were out on the roads in Cornwall, South Western England today (Saturday) -- wearing gas masks. They were canvassing holiday motorists to join their protest against the chemical defence establishment at Nancekuke, where nerve gas is manufactured.

    Meanwhile, United Nations Secretary-General U Thant attacked the American Army's plan to dump nerve gas into the Atlantic. One of Britain's leading national newspapers, the Daily Telegraph, also attacked the United States proposal in an editorial.

    The newspaper said the Army should reconsider its decision to sink 67 tons of the deadly nerve gas 150 miles (241 kilometres) from the Caribbean Bahamas Islands. This might avoid a major ecological disaster, said the editorial.

    But in Kentucky and Alabama today, special trains were being loaded with the 9,000 nerve gas rockets, packed in concrete, for transportation to the coast of North Carolina. There, they'll be loaded onto a surplus naval vessel which will also be sunk in 16,000 feet (5,000 metres) of water.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAJ27X9EWIN10N6C9BVVHK8XH7
    Media URN:
    VLVAJ27X9EWIN10N6C9BVVHK8XH7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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