• Short Summary

    STUDENTS AT THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS TODAY (FRIDAY) DEFIED AND ORDER TO CLOSE THE SCHOOL AND STAYED INSIDE THE BUILDING READY FOR NEXT SUNDAY'S BIG ANTI-VIETNAM WAR MARCH.

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    STUDENT OUTSIDE ENTRANCE: DR ADAMS: GUARD AT ENTRANCE: STUDENTS TRY TO BREAK THROUGH GUARD: CROWD IN STREET: STUDENT SPEAKS (SOF: POSTER: STUDENT SIT-IN.



    ONE OF THE STUDENTS SAID TODAY (SOF STARTS)



    TRANSCRIPT: "THE POSITION SIMPLY IS THIS. WE STAYED IN THE SCHOOL LAST NIGHT BECAUSE WE HAD REASON TO BELIEVE THAT WALTER ADAMS WOULD TRY TO CLOSE THE SCHOOL. IT HAS NEVER BEEN OUR INTENTION TO IN ANY WAY CLOSE THE SCHOOL OR IN ANY WAY HINDER THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS OR IN ANY WAY PREVENT ANYONE WHO WANTED TO GO TO CLASS OR TO GO TO THE LIBRARY TO STUDY FROM DOING SO, EITHER TODAY OR TOMORROW. SO IF PEOPLE ARE BEING PREVENTED FROM DOING THIS THEY SHOULD BE CLEAR AS TO WHO IS DOING IT. THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT WE WANT AN OPEN SCHOOL, THAT WE WANT THE SCHOOL TO CONTINUE TODAY LIKE IT NORMALLY WOULD."




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    Background: STUDENTS AT THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS TODAY (FRIDAY) DEFIED AND ORDER TO CLOSE THE SCHOOL AND STAYED INSIDE THE BUILDING READY FOR NEXT SUNDAY'S BIG ANTI-VIETNAM WAR MARCH.

    THE CLOSURE OF THE SCHOOL WAS ORDERED THIS MORNING BY THE DIRECTOR, DR. WALTER ADAMS, AFTER 200 STUDENTS HAD CAMPED IN THE SCHOOL BUILDING OVERNIGHT.

    A BLOCK OF STUDENTS PARKED THEMSELVES ON THE STEPS OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO PREVENT THE DOORS BEING SHUT. THE STUDENTS WERE HOPING TO KEEP THE SCHOOL OPEN OVER THE WEEKEND TO USE AS A SANCTUARY FOR DEMONSTRATORS TAKING PART IN THE SUNDAY MARCH.

    ABOUT 50,000 PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE PART IN THE DEMONSTRATION ON SUNDAY. IT IS BEING ORGANISED BY SEVERAL BODIES. BUT BREAKAWAY GROUPS HAVE THREATENED TO HEAD FOR THE TARGETS LIKE THE AMERICAN EMBASSY, WHICH ARE NOT ON THE MAIN ROUTE.

    DR. ADAMS TODAY POSTED A NOTICE SAYING HE HAD AUTHORITY FROM THE SCHOOL GOVERNORS TO CLOSE THE SCHOOL AND STAFF FORMED ALINE ACROSS THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO KEEP OTHER STUDENTS FROM JOINING THOSE ALREADY INSIDE. BUT STUDENTS CONTINUALLY BROKE THROUGH THE LINE, CHEERED ON BY THOSE INSIDE THE BUILDING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8TQXDOHV7GO9DOZ49SMXFK6BM
    Media URN:
    VLVA8TQXDOHV7GO9DOZ49SMXFK6BM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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