Visnews filmed - June 12 - at Trivandrum, Capital of Kerala, South West India, a demonstration against India's only Communist State and their regime of force.
Crowds marching with banners and flags
Milling about, waving and shouting
Ditto, with flags etc.
Crowd gathered and talking, waving flags
Police move in
PAN Group talking
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Background: Visnews filmed - June 12 - at Trivandrum, Capital of Kerala, South West India, a demonstration against India's only Communist State and their regime of force. The demonstrators, adopting Ghandi's technique, seek to force the Communist Government out by "non-violent means".
Groups of marchers wearing black armbands and carrying black flags, sought to persuade those shopkeepers whose shops remained open against the wishes of the Anti-Government party to close them. Mostly the persuasion was by peaceful means, though clashes inevitably occurred,. Police patrolled the city, arresting 17 of the demonstrators for intimidation. The opposition parties had called for a complete strike in an effort to paralyse the Communist Government.
Opposition is composed of practically all the organised non-Communists, including the Roman Catholic Church. The Archbishop of Trivandrum points out that this part of India has bene mostly Christian since the days of the Apostle Thomas.
The Communists, who came to power in Free, democratic elections a little over tow years ago, declare they have no intention of giving up Office until their term expires in 1962.
When, in further clashes Police fired on a mob of about 2,000 people, 5 were killed, 30 injured, and 200 arrested.