• Short Summary

    The annual parade in Amsterdam to commemorate the general strike in 1941 turned into a demonstration on Friday (February 25), when about twenty thousand marchers protested at the planned release from jail of three Nazi war criminals.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN crowds around statue
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    2.
    SV Mayor of Amsterdam, Prof. Samkaleden, lays wreath
    0.22

    3.
    MV War resistance members lay wreath
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    4.
    MV women puts lighted candles on base of statue
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    5.
    GV Crowd with banners
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    6.
    MS Others lay wreaths by crowd with banners (2 shots)
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    Initials OS/1434 OS/1457



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The annual parade in Amsterdam to commemorate the general strike in 1941 turned into a demonstration on Friday (February 25), when about twenty thousand marchers protested at the planned release from jail of three Nazi war criminals. The three men, sentenced to death after the war for crimes involving the deaths of Jews, had their sentences commuted to life imprisonment in 1950. Now, the dutch cabinet plane to release them -- although the final decision will only be made at a meeting of the Dutch parliament on Tuesday (February 29).

    During Friday's parade, commemorating the 1941 communist-inspired general labour strike held in protest at the deportation of Jews from Holland, wreathe were laid at a war statue following a silent march. Among the wreath-layers were several members of Amsterdam's town council, including the Lord Mayor.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2D9QDQKCXM0T8P7PHKXE7D0X5
    Media URN:
    VLVA2D9QDQKCXM0T8P7PHKXE7D0X5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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