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Big Sit-Down

Series

Series Name
British Movietone News

Issue

Issue No.
1685A
Date Released
21 Sep 1961
Date submitted
18 Sep 1961
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1UN’s Great Loss
  2. 2Pro Tennis
  3. 3Twenty-One Years Ago
  4. 4Big Sit-Down
  5. 5Big Splash

Story

Story No. within this Issue
4 / 5
Summary
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Big Sit Down. DESCRIPTION: The big sit-down was organised by the Committee of One Hundred, and many thousands took part. Canon Collins (Chairman of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) was there as an observer, and over 1,300 are said to have been arrested. It all went on till the early hours. People are entitled to their opinions in Britain, but not to defy the law. SHOTLIST: Key scene. GV crowds at Trafalgar Square. LS same. MLS row of policemen. LS beatnik walks along roadway. LS beatnik in middle of road. MLS sit-downers. LS others join beatnik in roadway. LS police grapple with crowds. LS police removing sit downers. MLS same. LS police stopping van. MLS police open back door of van. GV sit-downers. MLS police removing sit-downers. MLS same. MS same. MLS same. LS Canon Collins arrives. MS police load coaches. MS same. GV Trafalgar Square. LS crowds. LS same.
Keywords
Demonstrations; Nuclear energy
Locations
London
Card file number
83179
Credits:
Commentator
Leslie Mitchell
Camera
Mark McDonald
Camera
Norman Fisher
Length of story (in feet)
137
Story extras:

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