• Short Summary

    A MASS MEETING BY STUDENTS IN PRAGUE LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY) DECLARED ITS SUPPORT FOR A CZECHOSLOVAKIAN REGIME UNDER COMMUNIST PARTY SECRETARY, ALEXANDER DUBECK.

  • Description

    A MASS MEETING BY STUDENTS IN PRAGUE LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY) DECLARED ITS SUPPORT FOR A CZECHOSLOVAKIAN REGIME UNDER COMMUNIST PARTY SECRETARY, ALEXANDER DUBECK. THE RALLY, HELD IN PRAGUE'S SJEZOOVY PALACE, HEARD MANY SPEAKERS INCLUDING THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WRITER'S UNION, PROFESSOR GOLDSTUECKER, SPEAK IN HIS SUPPORT.

    THE RALLY WAS ARRANGED LAST WEEK AFTER THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE WERE TURNED AWAY FROM AN OVERFLOW MEETING LISTENING TO SPEAKERS BACKING MR. DUBECK. WHILE STUDENT SUPPORT FOR MR. DUBECK INCREASES, PRESSURE ON PRESIDENT NOVOTNY TO RESIGN IS MOUNTING. THE PRASIDIUM OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MET LAST NIGHT TO DISCUSS A REQUEST TO CONVENE PARLIAMENT FOR A DEBATE ON "A QUESTION OF CONFERENCE" ON THE 64-YEAR-OLD PRESIDENT. THE CLIMAX IS LIABLE TO COME ON MARCH 28 WHEN THE COMMUNIST PARTY'S CENTRAL COMMITTEE IS DUE TO DEBATE CHANGES IN PERSONNEL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1QR76BCJSPLD71V92YHPK0F11
    Media URN:
    VLVA1QR76BCJSPLD71V92YHPK0F11
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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