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    Anti-Vietnam war demonstrations end in violence. Grosvenor Square, London.

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    No title - Vietnam demonstration ends in violence. Grosvenor Square, London.


    L/S Nelson's Column, pan to crowds assembled in Trafalgar Square. Various shots crowds with banners. Various shots as the crowd moves off on march to American Embassy in Grosvenor Square. C/U people with banners such as 'Hampstead Young Communists'. M/S lines of police in front of American Embassy. C/U policemen's hands. L/S and M/S as the head of the march arrives at Grosvenor Square. C/U man shouting, could be Tariq Ali. C/U man with long hair. Various shots of other hippies. L/S crowd marching.

    M/S line of policemen. L/S some of the marchers in the square gardens. M/S policemen linking arms. Various shots marchers crashing through fence. C/U marchers chanting. L/S pan as the police run to remove the people from the square. Various shots demonstrators being pushed back over the fence. L/S more marchers being thrown out of square. M/S marcher throwing banner. L/S more demonstrators being chased and caught by police. L/S as they are pushed over fence, policemen use batons on crowd. M/S demonstrators tearing the fence down. M/S policemen pushing demonstrators back. M/S rubbish burning. C/U Stars and Stripes flag being burnt.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    01:19:54:00 / 01:21:42:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    The incident occurred on 17 March 1968.

    "C/U man shouting, could be Tariq Ali" - no, that's not Tariq Ali, (I don't know who it is though).

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