• Short Summary

    MAYOR WILLY BRANDT OF WEST BERLIN WAS INTERRUPTED BY DEMONSTRATORS DURING A SPEECH HE DELIVERED IN LONDON, MAR 28.

  • Description

    MAYOR WILLY BRANDT OF WEST BERLIN WAS INTERRUPTED BY DEMONSTRATORS DURING A SPEECH HE DELIVERED IN LONDON, MAR 28. BEFORE THE MEETING AT FRIENDS' HOUSE BEGAN A CROWD OF DEMONSTRATORS WITH PLACARDS MARCHED OUTSIDE THE HALL WAVING SLOGANS LIKE "HITLER'S GENERALS WANT BASES HERE" AND "WE DON'T WANT GERMAN TROOPS HERE".

    CHAIRMAN OF THE MEETING HUGH GAITSKELL, THE LABOUR PARTY LEADER, WAS SHOUTED DOWN WHEN HE TRIED TO INTRODUCED HIS GUEST. WHEN HERR BRANDT STARTED TO SPEAK THERE WERE SHOUTS FROM THE AUDIENCE OF "REMEMBER THE V2 SEND HIM HOME" AND "NO WAR OVER BERLIN". AT ONE STAGE HIS VOICE WAS DROWNED BY FOOTSTAMPING, SLOW HANDCLAPPING AND BOOING. SEVERAL TIMES MR. GAITSKELL AND TO APPEAL TO THE AUDIENCE FOR SILENCE. HERR BRANDT TOLD THE NOISY ELEMENTS THAT HE WOULD ANSWER THEIR QUESTIONS AFTER HIS ADDRESS:
    AT THIS POINT MR. GAITSHELL MADE ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO RESTORE ORDER IN THE HALL.

    DESPITE THIS THE SHOUTING CONTINUED AND THE POLICE HAD TO BE CALLED TO REMOVE ONE MAN FROM THE PLATFORM. DOZENS OF POLICEMEN CARRIED ABOUT TWENTY DEMONSTRATORS FROM THE HALL.

    HERR BRANDT IS IN BRITAIN FOR A SIX-DAY VISIT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2J1RNB2C2M2M9BK944HE37QLI
    Media URN:
    VLVA2J1RNB2C2M2M9BK944HE37QLI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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