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    EAST GERMANY EAST BERLIN

    West Germany close its mission in East Berlin to visitors indefinitely today (27/6) after an East German wanting to emigrate poured petrol over himself and tried to set himself on fire.

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    EXT OF Embassy building.
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    Background: EAST GERMANY EAST BERLIN

    West Germany close its mission in East Berlin to visitors indefinitely today (27/6) after an East German wanting to emigrate poured petrol over himself and tried to set himself on fire. About fifty East Germans have taken refuge in the mission in an attempt to force their emigration to the west. The young man, in his late twenties, tried to light a match at the entrance to the Embassy and was stopped from trying again by West German security staff. He left the building following medical attention. Embassy Chief, Hans Otto Braeutigam told reporters that the decision to close the building had been made with regret. But the work of the mission should go on. The decision is seen as a move to prevent more East Germans taking refuge.

    Source: ARD 1" VIDEO TAPE

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2U8MKXQIQP4YWK1NW0I5G5G99
    Media URN:
    VLVA2U8MKXQIQP4YWK1NW0I5G5G99
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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