• Short Summary

    WEST BERLIN RIOT POLICE TODAY (9 SEPTEMBER) RAIDED A CATHOLIC YOUTH HOME IN THE CITY AND DETAINED AT LEAST 77 LEFT-WING CATHOLIC STUDENTS AND OTHER YOUTHS.

  • Description

    WEST BERLIN RIOT POLICE TODAY (9 SEPTEMBER) RAIDED A CATHOLIC YOUTH HOME IN THE CITY AND DETAINED AT LEAST 77 LEFT-WING CATHOLIC STUDENTS AND OTHER YOUTHS. POLICE SAID THEY WERE ASKED TO CLEAR THE HOME, OCCUPIED BY STUDENTS IN DEFIANCE OF AN ORDER TO LEAVE SINCE LAST JUNE, BY ITS BOARD.

    THE WHOLE AREA WAS CORDONED OFF BEFORE THE RAID, IN WHICH ABOUT 400 POLICE, INCLUDING NARCOTICS, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES SPECIALISTS, TOOK PART.

    POLICE SAID THEY HAD DETAINED ALL YOUNG PEOPLE NOT IN POSSESSION OF A LEASE. THEY ALSO SAID THEY HAD FOUND A HOMEMADE FAKE MACHINE-GUN, TWO ORIENTAL HASHISH PIPES, AND TWO LUMPS OF SUGAR THEY BELIEVED TO CONTAIN THE DRUG LSD IN THE RAID.

    ABOUT 70 STUDENTS OCCUPIED THE BUILDING AFTER THEY WERE TOLD TO MOVE OUT SO THAT THE HOME COULD BE REDECORATED. THEY CLAIMED THAT THIS WAS A PRETEXT FOR 'THE CHURCH'S INTENTION TO GET RID OF THE STUDENT HOME'S CRITICAL AND TROUBLESOME INHABITANTS'.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA33CB48WQS8UZIFVE5JSQNOCSU
    Media URN:
    VLVA33CB48WQS8UZIFVE5JSQNOCSU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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