• Short Summary

    POLICE USED WATER CANNON AND TEAR GAS TODAY (WW AUGUST) TO BREAK UP AN ATTEMPT BY DEMONSTRATORS TO DISRUPT A RALLY OF THE EXTREME RIGHT-WING NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

  • Description

    POLICE USED WATER CANNON AND TEAR GAS TODAY (WW AUGUST) TO BREAK UP AN ATTEMPT BY DEMONSTRATORS TO DISRUPT A RALLY OF THE EXTREME RIGHT-WING NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

    ABOUT 2,000 DEMONSTRATORS STAGED MARCHES AND THREW A BARRAGE OF STONES AT THE MEETING HALL.

    WHILE TWO PLANES CIRCLED OVERHEAD TRAILING BANNERS READING "NPD-- SECURITY THROUGH JUSTICE AND ORDER" POLICE BATTLED FOR ALMOST AN HOUR WITH DEMONSTRATORS.

    TEAR GAS AND WATER CANNON FORCED THE CROWD INTO SIDE STREETS. SOME DEMONSTRATORS TRIED STORMING THE HALL FROM THE REAR SHOUTING "ADOLF, WE'RE COMING." BUT THEY WERE THROWN BACK BY WATER CANNON. PARTY LEADER ADOLF VON THADDEN WAS DRIVEN TO THE REAR OF THE HALL IN HIS ARMOURED MERCEDES. BARBED-WIRE BARRICADES HAD BEEN PUT UP TO PROTECT THE BACK ENTRANCE AND NEARBY FIRMS NAILED UP THEIR WINDOWS FOR SECURITY.

    WHEN VON THADDEN ARRIVED AT THE HALL HE RECEIVED THE USUAL CHORUS OF JEERS AND CHEERS AS HE ENTERED THE MEETING. HE PLANS TO SPEAK AT MORE THAN 100 MEETINGS IN THE NEXT FIVE WEEKS AS PART OF HIS PARTY'S CAMPAIGN FOR NEXT MONTH'S FEDERAL ELECTIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3HWCGJ2NFUFMH2AOOHHXJ3ZWT
    Media URN:
    VLVA3HWCGJ2NFUFMH2AOOHHXJ3ZWT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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