• Short Summary

    More than twenty thousand people marched through Sydney, Australia, on Sunday (8 April) in one of the largest public protests ever held in the city.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Demonstrators through streets holding anti uranium banners (2 shots)
    0.16

    2.
    GV Traffic jams due to demonstration
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    3.
    SV Protesters marching (2 shots)
    0.30

    4.
    GV Demonstrators listening to speaker, Labour front-bencher Tom Uren (2 shots)
    0.40

    5.
    CU Tom Uren speaking
    0.56

    6.
    GV & SV Massed crowds in park, listening, and applauding (5 shots)
    1.14

    7.
    CU Child clapping
    1.17


    DE LA LANDE: "It was the biggest protest rally in years, an estimated 30,000 people, most of them representing various political groups, many of them just members of the public concerned at the proliferation of the nuclear industry.



    "Motorists caught by the marchers never stood a chance. They were among hundreds trapped at intersections almost an hour as unbroken chains of protesters moved along George Street and into Keen. The column eventually arrived at Hyde Park where Federal Labour Front-Bencher Tom Uren headed a list of rally speakers. Most of what he had to say centred on last week's nuclear crisis at the Harrisburg atomic power station."



    UREN: "Opposition to the nuclear industry is growing. In the wake of Harrisburg, more and more people in Australia and overseas have been made actually aware of the potential dangers of a melt-down of a nuclear reactors."



    DE LA LANDE: "In the wake of Harrisburg, and with Australia's uranium still going overseas, protest organisers claim this march to be extremely significant. They say its size, and the size of other marches around Australia, proves conclusively that a majority of people just aren't satisfied with existing nuclear policy. Bob de la Lande, National Nine News."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: More than twenty thousand people marched through Sydney, Australia, on Sunday (8 April) in one of the largest public protests ever held in the city. The event was an anti-uranium demonstration -- organised by the Movement Against Uranium Mining. Bob de la Lande of Channel Nine Sydney reports.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA74LHAACC0S1BYLYQPGFWITXZG
    Media URN:
    VLVA74LHAACC0S1BYLYQPGFWITXZG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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