• Short Summary

    IN THE WATERFRONT AREA OF COPENHAGEN TODAY (SATURDAY THERE WAS THE SCENT OF FLOWERS - AND, ACCORDING TO SOME REPORTS, HASHISH - AS DANISH 'PROVOS' AND FOLLOWERS OF A CULT NAMED 'HAP 67' HELD A 'LOVE-IN'.

  • Description

    IN THE WATERFRONT AREA OF COPENHAGEN TODAY (SATURDAY THERE WAS THE SCENT OF FLOWERS - AND, ACCORDING TO SOME REPORTS, HASHISH - AS DANISH 'PROVOS' AND FOLLOWERS OF A CULT NAMED 'HAP 67' HELD A 'LOVE-IN'.

    THE PEACEFUL GET-TOGETHER WAS STAGED NEAR THE GEFION FOUNTAIN, BESIDE A MEMORIAL TO ONE OF DENMARK'S HISTORIC WAR HEROES, IVAR HUITFELD, AND ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE DANISH CAPITAL WERE INVITED.

    THE FOLLOWERS OF THE CULT BEGAN THEIR MEETING BY DANCING TO MUSIC WITH AN INDIAN RHYTHM. LATER THE TEMPO WAS PROVIDED BY A MODERN JAZZ GROUP.

    THE 'PROVOS' AND FOLLOWERS OF 'HAP 67' ARE THE DANISH EQUIVALENT OF AMERICAN 'HIPPIES' YOUNG PEOPLE WHO PROFESS TO HAVE REJECTED MODERN SOCIETY AND ITS REWARDS. THE ADHERENTS PREACH PEACE, PACIFISM, ACCEPTANCE OF NATURAL ORDER, AND LOVE BETWEEN MANKIND.

    DESPITE THE PRESENCE OF HASHISH, THE COPENHAGEN 'LOVE-IN' PASSED WITHOUT INCIDENT. IN FACT, COPENHAGEN POLICE DID NOT EVEN STAND-BY DURING THE MEETING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3KTGE8VWPMNIUY7O65U6PJL2J
    Media URN:
    VLVA3KTGE8VWPMNIUY7O65U6PJL2J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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