• Short Summary

    DURING THE TRIAL ON WEDNESDAY (MARCH 4) OF WEST BERLIN LEFT-WING LAWYER HORST MAHLER--WHO IS ACCUSED OF INCITING TO RIOT AND LEADING A DEMONSTRATION IN FRONT OF THE SPRINGER NEWSPAPER BUILDING DURING EASTER 1968--A SURPRISE WITNESS FOR THE DEFENCE WAS PRESS TYCOON AXEL CAESAR SPRINGER HIMSELF.

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    LV COURT
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    2.
    CU SIGN "COURT"
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    3.
    SV REMOVED SPECTATORS DEMONSTRATE OUTSIDE ENTRANCE
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    4.
    MV SPRING, ON RIGHT OF PICTURE, TALKS TO JOURNALISTS & COUNSEL
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    5.
    SV DITTO
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    6.
    BV DITTO
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    7.
    SLV MAHLER SEATED
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    8.
    CU ANNOUNCEMENT OF TRIAL
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    9.
    SV MAHLER WRITING
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    10.
    MV REMOVED SPECTATORS OUTSIDE COURT
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    Background: DURING THE TRIAL ON WEDNESDAY (MARCH 4) OF WEST BERLIN LEFT-WING LAWYER HORST MAHLER--WHO IS ACCUSED OF INCITING TO RIOT AND LEADING A DEMONSTRATION IN FRONT OF THE SPRINGER NEWSPAPER BUILDING DURING EASTER 1968--A SURPRISE WITNESS FOR THE DEFENCE WAS PRESS TYCOON AXEL CAESAR SPRINGER HIMSELF.

    THE DEMONSTRATION FOR WHICH MAHLER IS STANDING TRIAL STARTED AS A RESULT OF THE DEATH BY SHOOTING OF STUDENT LEADER RUDI DUTSCHKE--AND THE DEFENCE CLAIMS THAT IS WAS THE SPRINGER PRESS ITSELF WHICH CREATED AN ANTI-STUDENT MOOD IN WEST BERLIN WHICH LED TO THE SHOOTING. FIVE TIMES HERR SPRINGER HAS BEEN CALLED AS A WITNESS--AND HE HAS REFUSED EACH TIME--HIS APPEARANCE YESTERDAY WAS THE RESULT OF A COURT RULING THAT HIS TESTIMONY WAS NECESSARY.

    DURING THE TRIAL YESTERDAY, SEVERAL STUDENTS AND OTHER SPECTATORS WERE EJECTED FROM THE COURTROOM FOR SHOUTING AGAINST HER SPRINGER--AND THEY CONTINUED THEIR DEMONSTRATIONS OUTSIDE THE BUILDING.

    YESTERDAY WAS THE 25TH DAY OF THE TRIAL AGAINST MAHLER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA13ICULN1HQDEA4O6WLQMNC5IY
    Media URN:
    VLVA13ICULN1HQDEA4O6WLQMNC5IY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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