Demonstrators were out on the roads in Cornwall, South Western England today (Saturday) -- wearing gas masks.
SV Demonstrators wearing gasmasks at road junction -- TILT TO placard.
GV Demonstrators TILT TO traffic
SV Girl hands leaflet to car driver and passenger (2 shots)
GV Man offers leaflets to passing cars
CU Passenger accepts leaflet
SV Woman in gas mask with placard
GV Line of cars.
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Background: 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.