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    SYNOPSIS: THE SIEGE AT SYDNEY UNIVERSITY ENDED PEACEFULLY IN TIME FOR LUNCH TODAY. THE FIFTY-ODD?

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    STARTS: "FOR THE SAKE OF VICTORIA LEE...."



    ENDS " AND TO LEAVE IT IN A PEACEFUL MANNER".




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SYNOPSIS: THE SIEGE AT SYDNEY UNIVERSITY ENDED PEACEFULLY IN TIME FOR LUNCH TODAY. THE FIFTY-ODD STUDENTS WHO'D BEEN OCCUPYING THE ADMINISTRATION BLOCK FOR NEARLY 24 HOURS CAME OUT AFTER A PLEA FROM THEIR PRESIDENT, MR. PERCY ALLEN AND THEN WENT OFF FOR A GENERAL MEETING OUTSIDE THE BUILDING. THE SIT-IN BEGAN AS A PROTEST FOR A STUDENT, MISS VICTORIA LEE, WHO'D BEEN REFUSED ADMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY, BUT TURNED INTO A BATTLE FOR POSSESSION OF A BUILDING. AND THAT BATTLE BECAME QUITE VIOLENT THIS MORNING:
    THE STUDENTS WANTED TO GET IN TO JOIN THE PROTESTERS: THE UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION, INCLUDING SEVERAL GARDENERS, BARRED THEIR WAY. BOTH FACTIONS BECAME ANGRY, AND THE VICE CHANCELLOR, PROFESSOR BRUCE WILLIAMS INTERPOSED.

    "IT WILL BE USED BY YOU PEOPLE"
    THE SIEGE CONTINUED, WITH THOSE ALREADY INSIDE SHOUTING ENCOURAGEMENT TO THOSE TRYING TO GET IN. PROFESSOR WILLIAMS AND OTHER OFFICIALS LEFT AFTER TALKING WITH THE STUDENTS, BUT LATER HE SAID HE INTENDED SUSPENDING SOME OF THEM FOR TAKING PART IN THE DISRUPTIONS. HE ADDED THAT THE STUDENTS WOULD BE GIVEN A HEARING BEFORE THE FINAL DECISION IS TAKEN.

    BUT THE FIGHT GET IN BY THIS TIME HAD ACCELERATED.

    THE UNIVERSITY GUARD STOOD FAST AND REPELLED MOST OF THE ATTACK. BUT WHEN THE STUDENTS' LUNCH ARRIVED, PACKAGED IN A CARDBOARD BOX, IT WAS ALLOWED THROUGH BUT NOT ITS CARRIES.

    THE START OF THE ENTIRE PROTEST, MISS VICTORIA LEE, HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE END PRODUCT. HER CLAIM TO ENTER THE UNIVERSITY IS BASED ON A GOOD SCHOOL PASS. BUT SHE DIDN'T TAKE THE SUBJECTS NECESSARY FOR SYDNEY UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE.

    A UNIVERSITY SPOKESMAN SAID HER CASE WAS BEING EXAMINED BY THE PROFESSIONAL BOARD AND SENATE. STUDENT'S REPRESENTATIVE, TERCY ALLEN MENTIONED HER CASE IN HIS CALL FOR THE PROTESTERS TO LEAVE THE BUILDING:
    WHICH THEY DID, ALBEIT SHY OF PUBLICITY. LATER, SOME STUDENTS SAID THE DECISION TO LEAVE THE BUILDING AT ONE O'CLOCK HAD BEEN MADE EARLIER IN THE DAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6VOY2XFSY6ODZ8413NFIFA844
    Media URN:
    VLVA6VOY2XFSY6ODZ8413NFIFA844
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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