• Short Summary

    MORE THAN FIVE-THOUSAND PRO-PEKING DEMONSTRATORS TOOK TO THE STREETS OF CALCUTTA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) AND BURNED EFFIGIES OUTSIDE THE SOVIET CONSULATE.

  • Description


    SOVIET CONSULATE BUILDING; DEMONSTRATORS WITH BANNERS MARCH ON CONSULATE; POLICE CONFRONT DEMONSTRATORS; DEMONSTRATORS CHANTING; EFFIGIES OF NIXON AND KOSYGIN BEING BURNT.




    Initials JDR/VS/BOB/GJB



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    Background: MORE THAN FIVE-THOUSAND PRO-PEKING DEMONSTRATORS TOOK TO THE STREETS OF CALCUTTA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) AND BURNED EFFIGIES OUTSIDE THE SOVIET CONSULATE.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE NAXALITES, PROTESTING ABOUT THE LATEST SINE-SOVIET BORDER INCIDENT. A CORDON OF POLICE PREVENTED THEM FROM APPROACHING TOO CLOSE TO THE CONSULATE, AND THEY HAD TO BE CONTENT WITH SHOUTING SLOGANS AND BURNING EFFIGIES. THE EFFIGIES WERE SAID TO REPRESENT U.S. PRESIDENT NIXON AND SOVIET PRIME MINISTER MR. KOSYGIN. THE DEMONSTRATION LASTED ABOUT TWO HOURS UNTIL THE NAXALITES DISPERSED.

    THE NAXALITES ARE A PRO-CHINESE SPLINTER GROUP OF THE INDIAN COMMUNIST PARTY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3RXZG4RGHTRC3FZ1DYU0SRX2F
    Media URN:
    VLVA3RXZG4RGHTRC3FZ1DYU0SRX2F
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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