• Short Summary

    A WAVE OF DEMONSTRATIONS HAS FOLLOWED THE MILITARY INTERVENTION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA BY SOVIET AND WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES.

  • Description

    A WAVE OF DEMONSTRATIONS HAS FOLLOWED THE MILITARY INTERVENTION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA BY SOVIET AND WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES. IN NICOSIA, CYPRUS, AND TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, STUDENTS YESTERDAY CROWDED SHOUTING SLOGANS AND CARRYING PRO-CZECHOSLOVAK BANNERS.

    THE DEMONSTRATION IN TEL AVIV HAD BEEN CALLED BY THE NATIONAL UNION OF ISRAELI STUDENTS. ABOUT 5,000 PEOPLE MILLED IN THE MANN AUDITORIUM PLAZA IN TEL AVIV. THEY CARRIED BANNERS WITH SWASTIKA OR JACKBOOT MOTIFS.

    A PETITION WAS SIGNED CONDEMNING "THE BRUTAL SOVIET AND WARSAW PACT AGGRESSION AGAINST THE LIBERTY AND NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA". THE PETITION ALSO EXPRESSED DEEP INDIGNATION AT THE "FASCIST METHODS" BEING BROUGHT TO BEAR AGAINST CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

    IN NICOSIA TRADE UNIONISTS AND STUDENTS MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS OF THE CITY TO THE SOVIET EMBASSY, WHERE THEY HURLED PAINT, SMASHED THE GLASS OF A DISPLAY CASE AND TORE DOWN THE MISSION'S BRASS NAME PLATES.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS CARRIED SIGNS READING "COMMUNIST MURDERERS GO TO HELL", AND "FREEDOM FOR CZECHOSLOVAKIA". AMONG THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE FOUR FEMALE WRESTLERS FROM CZECHOSLOVAKIA, CURRENTLY APPEARING IN A CABARET IN NICOSIA.

    THE TEL AVIV AND NICOSIA DEMONSTRATIONS COINCIDED WITH OFFICIAL AND UNOFFICIALS PROTEST FROM SEVERAL COUNTRIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA27RNFFHDQ52H9FUP21OB1TAOM
    Media URN:
    VLVA27RNFFHDQ52H9FUP21OB1TAOM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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