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    THERE HAVE BEEN MASS DEMONSTRATIONS IN BELGIUM AGAINST WEST GERMANY'S DEADLINE FOR THE PROSECUTION OF NAZI CRIMES.

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    Background: THERE HAVE BEEN MASS DEMONSTRATIONS IN BELGIUM AGAINST WEST GERMANY'S DEADLINE FOR THE PROSECUTION OF NAZI CRIMES. IN BRUSSELS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) HUNDRED OF PEOPLE, SOME IN CONCENTRATION CAMP CLOTHES, PROTESTED AGAINST THE WEST GERMAN CRIMINAL LAW WHICH SAYS THAT NO NEW PROCEEDINGS FOR MURDERS COMMITTED UNDER THE NAZIS CAN BE STARTED AFTER MAY 8 - TWENTY YEARS AFTER THE END OF THE WAR.

    FILM SHOWS PROCESSION OF DEMONSTRATORS THROUGH STREETS TO WAR MEMORIAL; LAYING WREATH AT MONUMENT; SPEAKERS ADDRESSING AUDIENCE AT PALAIS DE CONGRESS MEETING.AFTER MARCHING TO THE WAR MEMORIAL AND LAYING A WREATH, THE DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED TO THE CITY'S PALAIS DE CONGRESS FOR A MASS MEETING.

    DIFFERENT SPEAKERS SAID THE CAMPAIGNERS WOULD DO ALL THEY COULD TO OPPOSE THE WEST GERMAN DEADLINE.

    VIGOROUS CONCERN HAS BEEN EXPRESSED IN MANY COUNTRIES THAT, BEFORE LONG, NO WARTIME MURDERERS WILL FACE TRIAL IN GERMANY. ISRAEL AND COUNTRIES IN EASTERN EUROPE HAVE BEEN PARTICULARLY LOUD IN THEIR CRY TO CONTINUE THESE PROSECUTIONS.

    WEST GERMANY'S PARLIAMENT WILL DEBATE THE ISSUE WITH A FREE VOTE ON WEDNESDAY. MEANWHILE, AFTER 13 MONTHS, THE FIRST AUSCHWITZ TRIAL AGAINST 19 FORMER SS MEMBERS AND ONE FORMER PRISONER IS IN ITS FINAL STAGES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA26OY87QXDC2XUZV0BN2I0Y9OW
    Media URN:
    VLVA26OY87QXDC2XUZV0BN2I0Y9OW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
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    /
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    N/A

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