• Short Summary

    RUDE PRAVO, CZECHOSLOVAKIA'S MAIN COMMUNIST PARTY ORGAN, IS PUBLISHING REGULARLY NOW THAT THE SITUATION IN PRAGUE AND OTHER CITIES IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA IS RETURNING TO NORMAL.

  • Description

    RUDE PRAVO, CZECHOSLOVAKIA'S MAIN COMMUNIST PARTY ORGAN, IS PUBLISHING REGULARLY NOW THAT THE SITUATION IN PRAGUE AND OTHER CITIES IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA IS RETURNING TO NORMAL. AT THE WEEKEND, THE NEWSPAPER REPORTED THAT 25 PEOPLE HAD BEEN KILLED AND 431 WOUNDED IN PRAGUE SINCE THE WARSAW PACT INTERVENTION ALMOST A FORTNIGHT AGO. MEANWHILE, CHILDREN WHO RETURNED TO SCHOOL IN PRAGUE YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WERE ORDERED BY DEPUTY PREMIER FRANTISEK HAMOUZ TO KEEP SILENT AND AVOID FORMING LARGE GROUPS IN THE STREETS.

    THERE HAS BEEN A SHORTAGE OF COPIES OF RUDE PRAVO, ALTHOUGH IT HAS CONTINUED PRINTING THROUGHOUT THE PERIOD OF SOVIET PRESENCE IN THE CZECHOSLOVAK CAPITAL. AT SOME STAGES, THE PUBLIC HAD BEEN TAKING ITS NEWS DIRECTLY FROM THE RUDE PRAVO BUILDING, OR FROM EDITIONS OF THE PAPER PLASTERED COMMUNALLY AGAINST WALLS IN THE CITY.

    ON SUNDAY RUDE PRAVO ALSO PUBLISHED A MANIFESTO SIGNED BY MORE THAN 20 LEADING INTELLECTUALS, DENYING THAT THERE HAD BEEN A MASS EXODUS OF INTELLECTUALS FROM CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

    YESTERDAY'S INSTRUCTIONS FROM DEPUTY PREMIER HAMOUZ TO RETURNING SCHOOL CHILDREN WERE BROADCAST OVER A MORNING NEWS BULLETIN IN PRAGUE. MR HAMOUZ TOLD THE CHILDREN TO GIVE ABSOLUTELY NO CAUSE FOR TOUGH SOVIET REACTION OUTSIDE THE PRAGUE RADIO BUILDING AND THE STATUE OF KING WENCESLAS IN WENCESLAS SQUARE. THE WARNING WAS REPEATED DIRECTLY TO THE CHILDREN OF THE CITY'S SCHOOLS BY THEIR TEACHERS YESTERDAY MORNING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1VZE8D6ELLGN8M73IFFQHUJNE
    Media URN:
    VLVA1VZE8D6ELLGN8M73IFFQHUJNE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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