Huge crowd of people fills New York City street during the Great Depression, in 1930. Some carry signs reflecting economic woes. One reads:"$25.00 a week for UNEMPLOYED."Others read: "No work, No rent;" "Down with Vagrancy Laws;" and "Join Unemployees Council." Scene shifts to Police arriving and arresting a woman and a man whom they escort into a Paddy Wagon. Police advance toward group of demonstrators, outside City Hall, holding signs. One reads: "Vote Communist." Another reads: "Food and Clothing for Unemployed," and one reads:"Fight the Speed UP SYSTEM." One reads: "We demand unemployment insurance."Several women are in the group, which retreats as the police move toward them. One man is lifted by others, above the group, in front of an entrance to the City Court. He stands on rung of an iron fence by the sidewalk. Defiant demonstrators exchange words with police officer. More signs are seen reading: "Down with Fake Employment Agencies" and "Down with Police Brutality." The crowd moves along, some taunting the policemen as they pass. A phalanx of several policemen press against the demonstrators. A woman, with a sign, falls to the ground and another helps her up. Scene shifts to an intersection of Manhattan streets, completely blocked in all directions by cars and demonstrators.
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