London, 6 June 1998
Usually, Ceefax and Teletext copy the Press Association wire without much change.
Compare these two stories, reproduced for the purposes of private study, review and criticism:
Ceefax London local pages 00:30
ROADS Riot police break up protest
"STREET PARTY" CAUSES HAVOC FOR TRAFFIC
Protesters who are opposed to people using cars
brought traffic to a standstill today with
Riot police have broken up a protest by Reclaim
the Streets campaigners who set light to two old
cars at the junction of the A10 in Tottenham.
Protests took place at the Seven Sisters Road,
Caledonian Road in Holloway, at Broad Lane in
Tottenham and along Brixton Hill. Estimates of
the number of people involved varied from 2000
Teletext London local pages 00:30
Huge street party brings road chaos
STREET PARTY HITS BRIXTON
Parts of London experiences traffic chaos after
thousands of supporters of campaign group
Reclaim the Streets blocked roads in a
A "street party" in Brixton was held in protest
against the increasing number of cards on the
Traffic was diverted from Coldharbour Lane and
Acre Lane junction. Caledonian Road in Holloway
was also targeted.
Anyone who knows about the street party in Caledonian Road,
please get in touch :-)
And someone did:
Many people walked from Euston to Kings Cross and then on up the Caledonian Road
and Seven Sisters Road to the party - stopping traffic all the way. Not so
much a protest march as a protest wander, it was a great way to get there
and to spread the word and the chaos! I wish I'd had a radio with me to
hear the traffic reports...
During the day one of the radio "traffic watch" spots warned
drivers not to enter North-East London unless absolutely neccessary,
because "the Reclaim the Streets movement has taken over the
whole of North-East London".