• Short Summary

    ENGLAND LONDON HOUSE OF COMMONS

    About seventy people, including a Labour member of Parliament, were reported to have been arrested on 7/6 during a march and lobby of politicians by an estimated ten thousand miners.

  • Description

    Miners' leader Arthur Scargill and Union Vice-President past newspaper officers.
    Scargill speaking at rally.
    House of Commons.
    Police scuffle with miners.
    Police detain man.
    Initials


    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ENGLAND LONDON HOUSE OF COMMONS

    About seventy people, including a Labour member of Parliament, were reported to have been arrested on 7/6 during a march and lobby of politicians by an estimated ten thousand miners. The miners have been on strike for three months in protest at plans by the National Coal Board (NCB) to close a number of pits with resulting redundancies. It was one of the largest union marches in London for some time. The miners also marched past the offices of some newspapers complaining that they have ben unfairly reported by the media in the dispute. After a speech by the President of the National Union of Mineworkers, Arthur Scargill, the miners moved on to lobby members of parliament as they arrived for the first parliamentary debate on the strike. Scuggles ensued, and arrests were then made.

    Source: BBC 1" VIDEO TAPE

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA30K87F4BSHS1F7I6H83KDR7UY
    Media URN:
    VLVA30K87F4BSHS1F7I6H83KDR7UY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment