• Short Summary

    As the nuclear-powered United States aircraft carrier, Enterprise, entered Sasebo, Japan, on March 21, thousands of demonstrators gathered outside the harbour gates.

  • Description

    SASEBO, JAPAN: (NBC - MARCH 21):


    1.
    GV & SVs, AV US carrier, Enterprise, enters harbour (3 shots)
    0.09

    2.
    TV & GVs Police jostile with large crowds of demonstrators (6 shots)
    0.35

    3.
    GVs Small boats on water in front of Enterprise (2 shots)
    0.40

    4.
    GVs Police arrest demonstrators from patrol boat (2 shots)
    0.47

    5.
    SVs Crowds view Enterprise through binoculars (2 shots)
    0.52

    6.
    SVs Crewmen on deck of carrier (3 shots)
    1.01

    7.
    GVs Demonstrators protest outside harbour gates, with banners (5 shots)
    1.26

    8.
    SV Small group of demonstrators try to push through police barrier (4 shots)
    1.50


    SICILY: FERRARIO - MARCH 19):


    9.
    GVs Anti-nuclear banners, and protesters marching through streets (5 shots)
    2.32


    MADRID: (GORE - MARCH 21):


    10.
    TV ZOOM INTO GV Line of protestors march along highway, as traffic drives past (3 shots)
    2.52

    11.
    SV Truck carries mock nuclear missile
    3.01

    12.
    SV Protestors shout as they march
    3.14




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    PART EUROVISION RECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: As the nuclear-powered United States aircraft carrier, Enterprise, entered Sasebo, Japan, on March 21, thousands of demonstrators gathered outside the harbour gates. The carrier, making her first visit to Japan in more than 15 years, sparked off demonstrations by those who believed she was carrying nuclear weapons. A police force of 3,000 men on full alert as she docked following the discovery several days previously of an unexploded bomb in an ammunition warehouse. A group calling itself the Central Core Faction claimed responsibility for planting the device, which was later defused. An estimated total of 13,000 demonstrators were on the streets, including 10,000 members of Japan's largest trade union group, the General Council of Trade Unions, (SOHYO). Several people arrested at sea by police patrol boats as they came too close to the Enterprise; and a small group of demonstrators tried to force their way into the harbour. Supporters of the U.S. ship's visit also took the streets to call on residents to show support for security links between Japan and the United States. In Italy, thousands more demonstrators protested when they took to the streets against the proposal to site 112 Cruise missiles at the Comiso air base in Sicily from next year. The authorities recently released eleven women arrested during an earlier demonstration, at the international peace camp outside the air base. The women, who came from Britain, West Germany, Holland, Denmark and Ireland, were not expected to face trial. There were more anti-nuclear protests near Madrid on March 21. Several hundred demonstrators marched along the main road from the capital to the U.S. air force base at nearby Torrejon. They carried anti-nuclear banners, and some of them had built a mock Cruise missile.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADW9H9X3Q8PT3EGOANXE7THG4A
    Media URN:
    VLVADW9H9X3Q8PT3EGOANXE7THG4A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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