9 O’clock News coverage of BBC news invasion in protest of Section 28 [SUBTITLES]

9 O’clock News coverage of BBC news invasion in protest of Section 28 [SUBTITLES]


Lastly a story that started in our
studios tonight the BBC has begun an inquiry into how four women demonstrators
were able to get into the six o’clock television news studio and attempt to
disrupt the start of tonight’s programme they were protesting against a new law
which comes into effect at midnight stopping local councils from promoting
homosexuality Mike Smart reports it was clear to viewers from the start of the
six o’clock news that something was wrong
Good Evening the headlines at Six o’clock in the House of Lords a vote is
taking place now on a challenge to the Poll Tax. Tory rebels has said ….
Sue Lawly apologised and continued to broadcast out of vision her co-presenter Nicholas Witchell and other BBC staff restrained the protesters. Outside the studio one
woman who’d handcuffed herself to camera cables was cut free Another and the piece of studio
furniture she had handcuffed herself to were parted in a corridor. Led away the
women repeated their protest the inquiry The inquiry about how the women got into the studio
is already underway well what happened this evening was
intolerable there’ll be a proper inquiry and we’ll make sure that this doesn’t
happen again on any of our news programmes I do say that I think Sue
Lawly and Nick would all behaved admirably in the circumstances and I’m
very glad that we continued with the broadcast and made sure that all our
news went out. With handcuffs still attached to the camera cable and the six
o’clock news still on the air the protesters were taken away by police (INTRO FOR SIX O’CLOCK NEWS) The Six o’clock news from the BBC with
Sue Lawly and Nicholas Witchell Good evening the headlines at Six
o’clock in the House of Lords a vote is taking place now on a challenge to the
Poll Tax. Tory rebels have said that the tax is unfair and unpopular Lord Whitelaw has told them they should not be confronting the elected chamber we’ll be
going over to the House of Lords for the results. There are to be changes in the
way nurses work and are trained changes to stop them leaving the profession.
Another prosecution involving undercover police and alleged football hooligans
has collapsed no evidence was offered also tonight glasnost gives us a glimpse
inside the Soviet Army and with one week to go before the fourth summit we have
reports from Washington and Moscow on the preparations Mr. Reagan and Mr.
Gorbachev are making for their meeting and repairing the roads why the cones
signal a lot more chaos this summer and I do apologise if you’re
hearing quite a lot of noise in this studio at the moment I’m afraid that we
have rather been invaded by some people who we hope to be removing very shortly
in the meantime then for letting feminists yeah anything goes a bit more
than it used to

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