• Short Summary

    A GENERAL STRIKE IN BRITISH GUIANA IS NOW IN ITS EIGHT WEEK, AND NEARLY EVERY DAY THE BRITISH COLONY IS TORN BY RIOTS AND ANTI-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATIONS.

  • Description

    1.
    SV MR. GAJRAJ, OF LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY ON STEPS WITH POLICE.
    0.05

    2.
    SV PEOPLE LOOKING.
    0.06

    3.
    SCU GAJRAJ GETS IN CAR AND DRIVES OFF.
    0.19

    4.
    SV SOLDIERS WITH FLAGS MARCHING.
    0.24

    5.
    SV NAVAL TROOPS LINED UP.
    0.27

    6.
    SV SOLDIERS AND NAVAL TROOPS LINED UP.
    0.32

    7.
    SV SIR RALPH GREY INSPECTING TROOPS.
    0.35

    8.
    TV PEOPLE MILLING ABOUT.
    0.38

    9.
    SV TROOPS MARCHING IN.
    0.41

    10.
    TV CROWD RUNNING.
    0.48

    11.
    CAR DRIVERS UP, RIOT POLICE LEAP OFF.
    0.57

    12.
    TV HI SHOT, PEOPLE BEING TEAR GASSED.
    1.02

    13.
    SV POLICE CARRY MAN AWAY.
    1.07

    14.
    SV POLICE CARRY WOUNDED MAN AWAY.
    1.13

    15.
    SV CROWD.
    1.16

    16.
    SV TRUCK DRIVES OFF WITH PEOPLE AND POLICE.
    1.26



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A GENERAL STRIKE IN BRITISH GUIANA IS NOW IN ITS EIGHT WEEK, AND NEARLY EVERY DAY THE BRITISH COLONY IS TORN BY RIOTS AND ANTI-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATIONS. THE STRIKE WAS CALLED BY THE TRADERS UNION COUNCIL TO PROTEST AGAINST THE LABOUR LEADERS CLAIM THAT LEGISLATION WOULD GIVE THE GOVERNMENT OF PRIME MINISTER CHEDE JAGAN CONTROL OVER THE UNIONS.

    THE CELEBRATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH'S BIRTHDAY (JUNE 1OTH) IN GEORGETOWN WAS MARRED BY CLASHES BETWEEN TRADE UNIONISTS AND POLICE. THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS UNITS FROM H.M.S. "LONDONDERRY" MARCHED IN THE PARADE HONOURING THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY. THE GOVERNORS, SIR RALPH GREY, TOOK THE SALUTE.

    THE MOST SERIOUS INCIDENTS OF THE DAY TOOK PLACE OUTSIDE THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING WHERE A LARGE CROWD GATHERED IN DEFIANCE OF A BAN ON ASSEMBLIES OF MORE THAN FIVE PERSONS. RIOT POLICE ATTEMPTED TO DISPERSE THE CROWD WITH TEAR GAS GRENADES. BUT AS SOON AS ONE AREA WAS CLEARED, DEMONSTRATORS GATHERED IN ANOTHER. POLICE ARRESTED 250 MEN AND WOMEN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD5GZJ79VEXZRP0IU7XAV6FVKA
    Media URN:
    VLVAD5GZJ79VEXZRP0IU7XAV6FVKA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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