• Short Summary

    ANTI-NUCLEAR DEMONSTRATORS STARTED POURING INTO TRAFALGAR SQUARE, LONDON, SEPT 17, FROM 5 PM ONWARDS. ALL?

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    GV - TRAFALGAR SQUARE - DEMONSTRATOR ARRESTED - NATIONAL GALLERY - MEMBERS OF COMMITTEE OF 100 INCLUDING JOHN OSBORNE, SHEILA DELANEY AND VANESSA REDGRAVE OUT OF NATIONAL GALLERY - CROWD OUTSIDE - POLICE WITH VAN - CANON COLLINS WALKING TO TRAFALGAR SQUARE - TRAFALGAR SQUARE - POLICE CORDON - GV PEOPLE SEATED IN SQUARE - SV'S.. PEOPLE SEATED - WOMAN WITH ANTI-NUCLEAR MOTIVE HEAD SCARF - INDIAN SEATED - GV'S.. PEOPLE SEATED - POLICE MOVE COUPLE WITH 3 YOUNG CHILDREN - POLICE CARRY DEMONSTRATORS TO COACHES AND LORRIES - POLICE FORCE BACK SURGING CROWD - COACH LEAVING.




    Initials KJ/V/WS/ES.



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    Background: ANTI-NUCLEAR DEMONSTRATORS STARTED POURING INTO TRAFALGAR SQUARE, LONDON, SEPT 17, FROM 5 PM ONWARDS. ALL SIGHTSEERS WERE WARNED BY POLICE TO CLEAR THE SQUARE BEFORE THIS TIME,. SEVERAL THOUSAND PEOPLE - EARLY ESTIMATED VARY BETWEEN SEVEN AND THIRTEEN THOUSAND - FOLLOWED THE APPEAL BY THE ANTI-NUCLEAR COMMITTEE OF 100 TO RALLY IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE DESPITE A POLICE BAN ON AN AREA COVERING MOST OF LONDON'S WEST END.

    MANY WELL-KNOWN PERSONALITIES WERE AMONG THE DEMONSTRATORS WHO STOOD PASSIVELY AS POLICE SURROUNDED THE SQUARE TO KEEP PASSING TRAFFIC MOVING AND TO RETAIN THE MASSED CROWD. WHILE ONE CORDON BACK SPECTATORS AROUND THE SQUARE, AND ANOTHER FOILED THE ATTEMPTS OF INDIVIDUAL DEMONSTRATORS TO BREAK OUT. MORE POLICE MOVED IN TO CLEAR THE SQUARE. AS IN OTHER CASES OF PASSIVE RESISTANCE, IMP FIGURES WERE LIFTED BODILY FROM THE GROUND AND CARRIED TO WAITING VANS. THE NUMBER OF ARRESTS MOUNTED SLOWLY, AND BY 7 AM ABOUT 300 PEOPLE HAD BEEN TAKEN AWAY.

    THERE WERE NO DISTURBANCES APART AN OCCASIONAL CROWD, BUT THERE WERE CRIES OF "FASCISTS" AND "IT'S JUST LIKE HITLER'S GERMANY" AS ARRESTS WENT ON. OBSERVERS COMMENTED ON THE FAIR BEHAVIOUR OF THE POLICE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEOCPIF092MG5FV8EE56UBYOUO
    Media URN:
    VLVAEOCPIF092MG5FV8EE56UBYOUO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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