• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: West German police -- using helicopters, tear gas and water cannon -- have clashed with anti-nuclear demonstrators near the Brokdorf nuclear power station site, north of Hamburg.

  • Description

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    GV Anti-nuclear demonstrators in field
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    2.
    LV Demonstrators
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    GV Demonstrators marching through field
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    TILT UP TO helicopter coming to land TILT DOWN TO GV riot police leaving second helicopter
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    LV Demonstrators marching, one throws petrol bomb at police
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    SV Demonstrator in protecting clothing firing catapult at police
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    AERIAL VIEW Police advancing behind water cannon and demonstrators running away
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    GV Riot police advancing on demonstrators using water cannon, and demonstrators run away. (2 shots)
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    Police in helicopter advance on demonstrators, backed up by water cannon
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    10.
    SV Demonstrators lies injured on ground
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    SV Injured man carried on stretcher to first-aid post
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    SV Injured police entering helicopter
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    CU Man with arm in sling TILT UP TO his bandaged head
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    SV Policeman walking away with roll of bandage in his injured mouth
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    EUROVISION TELERECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTRODUCTION: West German police -- using helicopters, tear gas and water cannon -- have clashed with anti-nuclear demonstrators near the Brokdorf nuclear power station site, north of Hamburg. More than 30,000 people converge on the site on Saturday (28 February) despite an official ban on the demonstration.

    SYNOPSIS: The atomic power station at Brokdorf is one of the most controversial projects of its type in Europe. Three times, armies of demonstrators have tried to smash the fences down and turn the site back into a meadow again. This demonstration was generally peaceful, but violence flared up when some protestors tried to cross the police line.

    Brokdorf has become a national symbol of anti-nuclear protest. And it's a test of the Bonn government's resolve to expand nuclear energy to reduce independence on imported oil. Anti-nuclear crusaders from neighbouring Denmark and the Netherlands took part in this protest.

    It was described as the biggest police operation in West Germany's post-war history. More than 10,000 policemen took part in a tow-hour running battle with the demonstrators, but the day turned out to be less violent than some had feared.

    Several demonstrators and about 130 policemen were hut after some protestors began throwing stones. Sixty-three demonstrators were detained, and police have begun proceedings against them. The demonstration has added further fuel to the political opposition to the government's energy policy.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4FHGTG9GEOKMFMJC0IB7G0FSH
    Media URN:
    VLVA4FHGTG9GEOKMFMJC0IB7G0FSH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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