TIBETAN FREEDOM PROTESTS - 2 Tear gas is used against Tibetan protesters in the Chinese town of Lanzhou. One Tibetan man is bleeding from a wound inflicted by Chinese soldiers. The protesters take down a Chinese flag at the local schoolhouse and replace it with the Tibetan flag.
Date: March 18, 2008 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:28:00, No Audio
AFTERMATH OF GM STRIKERS & POLICE BATTLE Tear gas smoke still drifts through the evening air after police attempt to eject General Motors sit-down strikers at the Flint, Michigan Fisher Body Plant No. 2. The strikers hold their ground in spite of 24 men being injured and a police car lies on its side after the battle is over.
CHINESE OFFICIALS DESTROY SQUATTER HUTS - 1932 Chinese families stand by helplessly as their squatters’ huts in an unauthorized district of Shanghai are torn down by officials. Many were driven from their homes during the Sino-Japanese war the previous winter and are now homeless yet again, this time at the hands of their own government.
SIR CAMPBELL & BLUEBIRD SET NEW RECORD Sir Malcolm Campbell and his Bluebird race car tear down the sands of Daytona Beach, Florida as he sets a record of 277 m.p.h. Pilot POV from a plane following the car’s progress during the speed test. Later in the year he will beat this record with a mark of 301 m.p.h.
OBSCURING SMOKE USED TO BREAK UP RIOTS - 1964 - 1 In this police training film excerpt obscuring smoke is used to break up a sit-down demonstration that police fail to stop even after arresting the group’s ringleader. Canisters of obscuring smoke do the trick and people get up and flee.
Date: 1964 - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:01:05:00, With Audio
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