• Short Summary

    MORE THAN FIFTEEN THOUSAND ATHENIANS HELD A RALLY LATE YESTERDAY TO PROTEST AGAINST WHAT THEY REGARD AS GOVERNMENT NEGLIGENCE LEADING TO SEVERE POLLUTION. THE CROWD HEARD SPEECHES BY POLLUTION EXPERTS AND ATHENS MAYOR DEMITRIOS BEIS WHO BLAMED THE GOVERNMENT FOR NOT ACTING TO CURB POLLUTION. FOR THE PAST FEW MONTHS A POISONOUS CLOUD HAS OFTEN ENVELOPED THE CITY AND LAST WEEK TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE NEEDED HOSPITAL TREATMENT FOR RESPIRATORY COMPLAINTS. THE RALLY ADOPTED A RESOLUTION DEMANDING LEGISLATION TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND CURB INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION. THE MARCH TO PARLIAMENT WAS LED BY MAYOR BEIS AND COUNCILLORS FROM THE ATTICA DISTRICT.

  • Description

    CROWDS IN MUNICIPAL SQUARE: BANNERS AND PLACARDS WITH ANTI-GOVERNMENT SLOGANS: MAYOR SPEAKING FROM BALCONY OF CITY HALL: ETT





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    Background: MORE THAN FIFTEEN THOUSAND ATHENIANS HELD A RALLY LATE YESTERDAY TO PROTEST AGAINST WHAT THEY REGARD AS GOVERNMENT NEGLIGENCE LEADING TO SEVERE POLLUTION. THE CROWD HEARD SPEECHES BY POLLUTION EXPERTS AND ATHENS MAYOR DEMITRIOS BEIS WHO BLAMED THE GOVERNMENT FOR NOT ACTING TO CURB POLLUTION. FOR THE PAST FEW MONTHS A POISONOUS CLOUD HAS OFTEN ENVELOPED THE CITY AND LAST WEEK TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE NEEDED HOSPITAL TREATMENT FOR RESPIRATORY COMPLAINTS. THE RALLY ADOPTED A RESOLUTION DEMANDING LEGISLATION TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND CURB INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION. THE MARCH TO PARLIAMENT WAS LED BY MAYOR BEIS AND COUNCILLORS FROM THE ATTICA DISTRICT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5WBJG9Y2KIYC30F5UYO66K1K2
    Media URN:
    VLVA5WBJG9Y2KIYC30F5UYO66K1K2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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