• Short Summary

    HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE GATHERED IN THE GUSTAVSTORG AND FOLKETS PARK IN MALMO TODAY (SUNDAY) TO PROTEST AGAINST THE SWEDISH GOVERNMENT'S JAILING OF MISS BRITT WADNER, OWNER OF AN OFF-SHORE PIRATE RADIO STATION, RADIO SYD.

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    HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE GATHERED IN THE GUSTAVSTORG AND FOLKETS PARK IN MALMO TODAY (SUNDAY) TO PROTEST AGAINST THE SWEDISH GOVERNMENT'S JAILING OF MISS BRITT WADNER, OWNER OF AN OFF-SHORE PIRATE RADIO STATION, RADIO SYD. POLICE ARRESTED TWO YOUTHS WHO THREW STONES AT THE COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER, MR. OLAF PALME, AS HE WAS GIVING A MAY-DAY SPEECH.

    MISS WADNER WAS JUST LAUNCHING A PIRATE TELEVISION SERVICE FROM HER SHIP, ANCHORED IN DERESUND BETWEEN DENMARK AND SWEDEN, WHEN SWEDISH POLICE STOPPED HER ACTIVITIES. HER RADIO BROADCASTS, HEARD IN BOTH COUNTRIES, FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS WERE AMONG THE MOST POPULAR IN SCANDINAVIA, WITH A HUGE LISTENING AUDIENCE. AFTER HER ARREST, MORE THAN 50,000 PROTEST LETTERS POURED INTO MR. PALME'S OFFICE. SOME THREATENED VIOLENCE IF HE DID NOT RELEASE HER AND ALLOW HER TO RESUME BROADCASTING. AT FIRST POLICE SAID THEY WOULD PERMIT A GROUP OF NO MORE THAN 20 DEMONSTRATORS TO ATTEND MR. PALME'S MAY-DAY ADDRESS IN THE FOLKETS PARK BUT THEY LATER WITHDREW THIS PERMISSION.

    SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE CROWD TODAY WERE MANY LONG-HAIRED YOUTHS. WITH POLICE EVERYWHERE, THE GATHERING WAS MAINLY QUIET. THE ONLY MAJOR DISTURBANCE WAS THE ARREST OF TWO YOUTHS WHO PELTED STONES AT MR. PALME AS HE WAS TALKING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2JUKY8VLGJ6QDQSSK17UHSZWU
    Media URN:
    VLVA2JUKY8VLGJ6QDQSSK17UHSZWU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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