• Short Summary

    The largest demonstration yet held in protest against the British Government's proposed Immigration Bill took place in London today (Sunday).

  • Description

    1.
    GV Demonstrators gathered in Hyde Park
    0.13

    2.
    CV Placards (eg) "Birth of legal Fascism" and "Stop Pig Police Brutality Now" also "Hands Off Black People" (3 shots)
    0.27

    3.
    GV Demonstrators start to march (2 shots)
    0.38

    4.
    SV Police line route along Whitehall, PAN TO demonstrators
    0.45

    5.
    MVs Demonstrators march towards Prime Minister's residence with police escort, and hand in petition (3 shots)
    1.04

    6.
    GV Mounted Police.
    1.07

    7.
    GV PAN Demonstrators in Whitehall behind police line
    1.12

    8.
    SV PAN Demonstrators shouting "Fascist Pigs"
    1.17

    9.
    GV Demonstrators assembled in Whitehall.
    1.25



    Initials BB/2150 BB/2230



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The largest demonstration yet held in protest against the British Government's proposed Immigration Bill took place in London today (Sunday). After assembling at Hyde Park, 5,000 coloured immigrants from Asian, African, and Caribbean countries, marched to Downing Street to hand in a petition of protest at the Prime Minister's residence.

    The Bill, which is not yet law, defines more specifically than in the past those Commonwealth citizens who may settle in Britain, and includes a "patrial" clause which the demonstrators feel discriminates against coloured people.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8JJ18LABSGEWDFBDMD54YMFJV
    Media URN:
    VLVA8JJ18LABSGEWDFBDMD54YMFJV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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