• Short Summary

    HUNDREDS OF MILITANT FARMERS STAGED A MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION IN THE HEART OF LONDON TODAY (FEBRUARY 2ND) TO BACK DEMANDS FOR A BETTER PRICES DEAL FROM THE GOVERNMENT.

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    FARMERS WITH PLACARDS OUTSIDE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE; FARMERS LIFT CAR WITH DRIVER INSIDE; POLICE HOLD BACK CROWD; FARMERS YELLING; MOUNTED POLICE; MINISTRY OFFICIALS ON STEPS; FARMERS WITH PLACARDS.




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    Background: HUNDREDS OF MILITANT FARMERS STAGED A MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION IN THE HEART OF LONDON TODAY (FEBRUARY 2ND) TO BACK DEMANDS FOR A BETTER PRICES DEAL FROM THE GOVERNMENT.

    THE PROTEST COINCIDED WITH THE START OF THIS YEAR'S ANNUAL PRICE REVIEW, AT WHICH FARMERS LEADERS AND MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE OFFICIALS WILL DISCUSS POSSIBLE NEW PRICE LEVELS FOR FARM PRODUCE.

    BRITAIN'S 180-THOUSAND FARMERS HAVE BEEN GROWING INCREASINGLY MILITANT OVER THEIR COMPLAINTS THAT WHILE PRODUCTION COSTS KEEP RISING, THEIR EARNINGS HAVE REMAINED STATIC AND IN SOME CASES HAVE DROPPED.

    TO REGISTER THEIR ANGER, A HUGE MARCH WAS STAGED THROUGH CENTRAL LONDON TO THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT, WHERE A ROUDY DEMONSTRATION WAS HELD OUTSIDE THE AGRICULTURE MINISTRY-SCENE OF THE REVIEW TALKS.

    THE FARMERS HAVE BEEN PUBLICISING THEIR CAUSE WITH SIMILAR PROTESTS IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, BLOCKING OWNS IN FARMING AREAS BY SLOW-MOVING TRACTORS AND OTHER FARM VEHICLES. TODAY, HOWEVER, THEY LEFT THEIR MACHINERY BEHIND IN FAVOUR OF PLACARDS AND BOISTEROUS CALLS FOR AN IMMEDIATE REVIEW OF THE INDUSTRY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7DQVNOYWU42SPOMFN444NWMJP
    Media URN:
    VLVA7DQVNOYWU42SPOMFN444NWMJP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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