Angry miners and steelworkers smashed their way through the main doors of Australia's parliament building in Canberra on October 26, and demanded a meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser.
1. GV Demonstrators arriving in Canberra. (3 SHOTS) 0.11
2. SV Demonstrators shouting "We want jobs" trying to force their way into Parliament House. (3 SHOTS) 0.52
3. SCU Demonstrators pushing against doors. 1.13
4. SV Scuffling between police and demonstrators who have force their way into building. (2 SHOTS) 1.41
5. SV PAN INT Union leaders seated. (3 SHOTS) 1.53
6. GV PAN Demonstrators gathered outside Parliament. 1.58
7. SV/CU Opposition leader Bill Hayden addressing crowd (SOT). (2 SHOTS) 2.11
8. SV PULL BACK TO GV Crowd applauding. 2.16
TRANSCRIPT: HAYDEN: (SEQ 7) "Our main task is to get rid of Fraser, so anything we do today here and the way we conduct ourselves, we're going to make sure it doesn't play into our hands of that bastard, because you don't want (indistinct)."
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Background: CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA
Angry miners and steelworkers smashed their way through the main doors of Australia's parliament building in Canberra on October 26, and demanded a meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser. The 50 men who burst through the bullet-proof glass doors were among 800 who travelled to the capital from the industrial towns of Wollongong and Newcastle, near Sydney, to protest a growing unemployment in mining and steelmaking. One man was arrested and a policeman was slightly injured by flying glass. Leader of the Labour opposition, Mr. Bill Hayden addressed the angry crowd and defused a potentially dangerous situation, but he also had a word or two about the Prime Minister. The demonstrators agreed to leave when Mr. Fraser said he would meet trades union officials to discuss their grievances.
Source: CHANNEL 7 NETWORK, AUSTRALIA