• Short Summary

    A PLEDGE TO WORK TOWARDS A EUROPEAN UNITY WHICH INCLUDED BRITAIN WAS GIVEN AFTER TALKS BETWEEN BRITISH PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON AND WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR KURT KIESINGER AT THE FEDERAL CHANCELLERY IN BONN TODAY -- THE FIRST FULL DAY OF THE BRITISH LEADER'S VISIT TO WEST GERMANY.

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    A PLEDGE TO WORK TOWARDS A EUROPEAN UNITY WHICH INCLUDED BRITAIN WAS GIVEN AFTER TALKS BETWEEN BRITISH PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON AND WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR KURT KIESINGER AT THE FEDERAL CHANCELLERY IN BONN TODAY -- THE FIRST FULL DAY OF THE BRITISH LEADER'S VISIT TO WEST GERMANY.

    BUT WHEN MR. WILSON CALLED AT THE OFFICE OF THE LORD MAYOR OF BONN IN THE CITY LATER IN THE DAY, HE WAS GREETED WITH A BIG DEMONSTRATION BY GERMAN AND AFRICAN STUDENTS, OPPOSED TO BRITAIN'S ROLE IN THE NIGERIAN CONFLICT.

    MR. WILSON'S TALKS WITH THE WEST GERMAN GOVERNMENT COINCIDE WITH FRESH MOVES ON BRITAIN'S PART TO ENTER THE COMMON MARKET. IN A SPEECH TONIGHT, MR. WILSON FIRMLY LAID DOWN BRITAIN'S DETERMINATION TO DO SO, DESPITE FRENCH OPPOSITION.

    AND IN A STATEMENT AFTER THEIR TALKS, DR. KIESINGER SAID THAT WEST GERMANY WOULD WORK FOR FULL EUROPEAN UNITY, WHICH WOULD INCLUDE BRITAIN.

    WEST GERMAN AND AFRICAN STUDENTS TOOK ADVANTAGE OF MR. WILSON'S VISIT TO THE OLD TOWN HALL IN BONN TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR OPPOSITION TO BRITAIN'S PART IN THE NIGERIAN CONFLICT. CARRYING BANNERS ACCUSING BRITAIN OF HELPING SPILL THE BLOOD OF BIAFRANS. PLASTIC BAGS FILLED WITH ANIMALS' BLOOD WERE HURLED AT HIM AS HE MOUNTED THE STEPS OF THE TOWN HALL.

    SEVERAL HUNDRED STUDENTS TOOK PART IN THE PROTEST, AND REMAINED CHANTING OUTSIDE THE TOWN HALL WHILE MR. WILSON SIGNED THE GOLDEN BOOK INSIDE.

    IN A SPEECH OF THANKS, MR. WILSON SAID HE WAS NOT UNUSED TO SUCH DEMONSTRATIONS, BUT SAID THE DEMONSTRATORS BELIEFS WERE WRONG. THE LORD MAYOR, HERR WILHELM DANIELS, SAID THAT THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER SHOULD NOT ATTACH EXAGGERATED SIGNIFICANCE TO THE DEMONSTRATION AND THAT THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE IN BONN WELCOMED HIM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA31ZXI8DEXAGT4ERL2RMC8JBYQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA31ZXI8DEXAGT4ERL2RMC8JBYQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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