• Short Summary

    About two hundred anti-war demonstrators staged a protest in front of the Capitol building in Washington during President Nixon's State of the Union message to Congress on Thursday night (20 Jan)
    The demonstrators, mostly relatives of prisoners of war in Vietnam, had planned to stage a vigil on the steps of the Capital while President Nixon was speaking.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Church
    0.03

    2.
    SV People leave church carrying placards (2 shots)
    0.11

    3.
    GV Demonstrators with placards PAN TO Capital in distance
    0.21

    4.
    SV Marchers approach Capitol
    0.24

    5.
    GV Police guard approach to Capitol
    0.28

    6.
    GV Demonstrators in front of Capitol and holding up placards
    0.38

    7.
    CU Demonstrators (3 shots)
    0.38

    8.
    GV PAN FROM Demonstrators to Capitol
    0.45

    9.
    SV PAN Demonstrators moving towards building "Peace Now"
    0.51

    10.
    GV Demonstrators cross square and up steps to Capitol (2 shots)
    1.01

    11.
    GV Demonstrators on steps
    1.04



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: About two hundred anti-war demonstrators staged a protest in front of the Capitol building in Washington during President Nixon's State of the Union message to Congress on Thursday night (20 Jan)
    The demonstrators, mostly relatives of prisoners of war in Vietnam, had planned to stage a vigil on the steps of the Capital while President Nixon was speaking. Police lines, however, kept the demonstrators a hundred yards from the building until the President had concluded his remarks to the joint session of Congress.

    The demonstrators carried placards denouncing the continuance of the war in Vietnam and President Nixon's alleged use of the Plight of POWs as a political issue.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABI5URIWQ5LU05V42RXC0G7DPE
    Media URN:
    VLVABI5URIWQ5LU05V42RXC0G7DPE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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