• Short Summary

    On Friday (11 June) nearly 100 residents of Plainpalais, a central suburb of Geneva, camped on a corner property in the city where a clump of trees were due to be felled to make way for new buildings.

  • Description

    1.
    WS PAN line of threes
    0.06

    2.
    CV Poster on tree
    0.10

    3.
    WS Women & children on ladder against trees workmen stand nearby
    0.14

    4.
    CV Women in tree talking PAN DOWN TO others arguing with workmen
    0.29

    5.
    CV Carpet & personal belongings on ground PAN TO group talking
    0.38

    6.
    MCV Women arguing with logger
    0.46

    7.
    MV Children playing in tent
    0.51

    8.
    MCV Woman on ladder PAN DOWN PAST children on ladder
    0.58

    9.
    CV Disinterested policemen PAN trees & general activity
    1.05

    10.
    MCV Group reads news-paper on ground others by log fire
    1.10

    11.
    CV Tent through trees and children eating
    1.20

    12.
    MV Spectators
    1.22

    13.
    TV Women & children talking beside fence
    1.28



    Initials SGM/0253 SGM/0315


    We refer editors to a similar story, "Citizens Battle With Police In Bid To Save Trees" (5307/71) serviced by us on May 13.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: On Friday (11 June) nearly 100 residents of Plainpalais, a central suburb of Geneva, camped on a corner property in the city where a clump of trees were due to be felled to make way for new buildings. Most of the residents were women and children. Many had ladders which they used to climb up into the trees so that workmen could not begin felling operations. They succeeded in getting a postponement of felling operations while the city authorities study the building project again, and reconsider the desirability of having the trees removed. The trees include three tall poplars, a magnificent sequoia, and several smaller species.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9F9I454C43OUFXXS6ZA79KVKF
    Media URN:
    VLVA9F9I454C43OUFXXS6ZA79KVKF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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