• Short Summary

    ONE OF THE LARGEST DEMONSTRATIONS SEEN IN BOMBAY TOOK PLACE YESTERDAY, WHEN SOME 50,000 STRIKING TRANSPORT WORKERS MARCHED THROUGH THE CITY IN SUPPORT OF THEIR DISPUTE WITH THE CITY'S TRANSPORT AUTHORITIES.

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    DEMONSTRATORS MARCHING; EFFIGY OF BOMBAY CORPORATION OFFICIAL; POLICE BARRIERS; POLICE DISPERSE DEMONSTRATORS (NATURAL SOUND THROUGHOUT).




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    Background: ONE OF THE LARGEST DEMONSTRATIONS SEEN IN BOMBAY TOOK PLACE YESTERDAY, WHEN SOME 50,000 STRIKING TRANSPORT WORKERS MARCHED THROUGH THE CITY IN SUPPORT OF THEIR DISPUTE WITH THE CITY'S TRANSPORT AUTHORITIES.

    BUSES, TAXIS, RAILWAYS AND DOCKS IN BOMBAY HAVE BEEN PARALYSED BY THE STRIKE, WHICH BEGAN ON MONDAY AFTER NEGOTIATIONS ON A PAY CLAIM HAD BROKEN DOWN.

    THE STRIKE WAS CALLED BY THE BEST (BOMBAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY AND TRANSPORT UNION) LED BY THE UNION PRESIDENT MR. GEORGE FERNANDES. THE DISPUTE BEGAN WITH THE CITY'S BUSMEN, BUT ESCALATED TO OTHER SECTIONS OF THE TRANSPORT SYSTEMS, FORCING BOMBAY'S POPULATION TO WALK TO WORK.

    YESTERDAY'S DEMONSTRATION BY THE STRIKERS PASSED OFF WITHOUT VIOLENCE, ALTHOUGH HUNDREDS OF POLICE WERE ON HAND, WHILE THEY MARCHED, THE STRIKERS SHOUTED SLOGANS AND CARRIED EFFIGIES OF BOMBAY CIVIC LEADERS.

    THE DISPUTE HAS BEEN SIMMERING FOR THE PAST EIGHT MONTHS, AND STILL THERE IS NOT SIGN OF AN END TO THE DEADLOCK AS THE STRIKE CONTINUES THIS WEEKEND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9A8Y9TK7X4VPIB4K48YL39ZT4
    Media URN:
    VLVA9A8Y9TK7X4VPIB4K48YL39ZT4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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