• Short Summary

    SIX HUNDRED BANNER--CARRYING STUDENTS FROM BONN UNIVERSITY TODAY (TUESDAY) STAGED A 30-MINUTE PROTEST MARCH TO THE WEST GERMAN FEDERAL DEFENSE MINISTRY TO PRESS THEIR DEMAND FOR THE "IMMEDIATE SACKING" OF DEFENSE MINISTER, HERR FRANZ-JOSEF STRAUSS.

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    SIX HUNDRED BANNER--CARRYING STUDENTS FROM BONN UNIVERSITY TODAY (TUESDAY) STAGED A 30-MINUTE PROTEST MARCH TO THE WEST GERMAN FEDERAL DEFENSE MINISTRY TO PRESS THEIR DEMAND FOR THE "IMMEDIATE SACKING" OF DEFENSE MINISTER, HERR FRANZ-JOSEF STRAUSS. THEIR PROTEST CAME ON THE DAY THAT A MASS RESIGNATION MOVE BY CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT MINISTER GAVE DR. KONRAD ADENAUER, THE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR AND LEADER OF THE PARTY, A CHANCE TO SOLVE HIS COALITION CRISIS WITH THE COMPLETE RESHUFFLE OF HIS CABINET.

    TEN MINISTERS JOINTLY DECLARED THEIR WILLINGNESS TO RESIGN TO FREE THE CHANCELLOR'S HAND. FIVE WERE OUT OF BONN AND COULD NOT BE CONSULTED BEFOREHAND, A PARTY SPOKESMAN STATED, ADDING "WE ARE CONFIDENT THEY WILL FOLLOW SUIT."
    YESTERDAY THE FREE DEMOCRATS, JUNIOR PARTNERS IN THE COALITION, DECIDED TO WITHDRAW THEIR FIVE MINISTERS FROM THE CABINET BECAUSE THEY COULD NOT CONTINUE TO WORK WITH HERR STRAUSS. THEY HAD ACCUSED HIM OF "DECEIVING" THEM OVER THE ACTION TAKEN AGAINST THE MAGAZINE, DER SPIEGEL, OVER AN ALLEGED LEAKAGE OF DEFENCE SECRETS.

    EARLIER TODAY, IN NUREMBURG, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FREE DEMOCRATS, DR. MENDE, SAID HERR STRAUSS WAS UNACCEPTABLE TO THEM IN ANY MINISTERIAL POST. HE ADDED THAT THE DEFENCE MINISTER HAD LOST THEIR PERSONAL CONFIDENCE BY HIS BEHAVIOR OVER DER SPIEGEL
    A DAY OF POLITICAL CRISIS IN GERMANY. IT HAPPENED ON TUESDAY WHEN 600 BONN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS MARCHED TO THE DEFENSE MINISTRY TO DEMAND THE "IMMEDIATE SACKING" OF THE MINISTER, HERR FRANZ-JOSEF STRAUSS. AND WHILE THEY DEMONSTRATED A MASS RESIGNATION MOVE BY CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT MINISTERS GAVE DR. ADENAUER, THE FEDERAL CHANCELLOR AND LEADER OF THE PARTY, A CHANCE TO SOLVE THE COALITION UPHEAVAL WITH A RESHUFFLE OF HIS CABINET.

    ON MONDAY, FIVE FREE DEMOCRAT MINISTERS RESIGNED, ACCUSING HERR STRAUSS OF "DECEIVING" THEM OVER THE ACTION TAKEN AGAINST THE MAGAZINE, DER SPIEGEL, FOR AN ALLEGED LEAKAGE OF DEFENSE SECRETS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2U75N7PNIK8R2QM2EQIRYIYVJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2U75N7PNIK8R2QM2EQIRYIYVJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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