• Short Summary

    Left-wing demonstrators protesting against "International Capitalism" rioted outside the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen on Tuesday night ( 22 September ) when delegates to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund conference went to a gala performance of the ballet "Swan Lake".

  • Description

    Left-wing demonstrators protesting against "International Capitalism" rioted outside the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen on Tuesday night ( 22 September ) when delegates to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund conference went to a gala performance of the ballet "Swan Lake". Firebombs were exploded and several guests were injured.

    When the guests arrived at the theatre the young demonstrators greeted them with stones and nuts and bolts fired from catapults. Several guests were hurt but only one required hospital treatment. Two police motor cycles were burnt and there was much damage to cars and property in the vicinity.

    Several hundred of the protestors were said by Danish Police to have travelled from Sweden. They chanted "Ho, ho, ho-chi-minh" during the riot.

    The demonstrators claim that the World Bank is a "tool of capitalism". They are particularly vehement against its president, Mr. Robert McNamara, who is a former U.S. Defence Secretary.

    Mr. McNamara called for greater aid for the developing countries when he addressed the 3,000 delegates from 112 countries at the conference's opening on Monday.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2CVHNV6K3I79VLF6S6QTWVEX6
    Media URN:
    VLVA2CVHNV6K3I79VLF6S6QTWVEX6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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