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    RIGHT-WING LEADER ADOLF VON THADDEN MET WITH VIOLENT OPPOSITION TODAY AT AN ELECTION RALLY FOR HIS NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY (N.

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    RIGHT-WING LEADER ADOLF VON THADDEN MET WITH VIOLENT OPPOSITION TODAY AT AN ELECTION RALLY FOR HIS NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY (N.P.D.) IN ESSEN.

    HERR VON THADDEN SPOKE FROM A BULLET-ROOF PLEXIGLASS CAGE IN THE CENTRE OF AN IMPROVISED POLICE COMPOUND OF BARBED WIRE. HE SIZE AND VIOLENCE OF THE CROWDS WHICH DEMONSTRATED AGAINST HIM WERE CONVINCING PROOF THAT THE PRECAUTIONS WERE NOT MERE WINDOW-DRESSING.

    THOUSANDS OF YOUNG WORKERS AND STUDENTS REPEATEDLY STORMED THE BARRICADES IN AN ATTEMPT TO REACH THE N.P.D. LEADER. EARLY IN THE MEETING ONE MAN, WHO MANAGED TO EVADE THE POLICE AND N.P.D. MARSHALS, GRABBED HERR VON THADDEN BY THE SHOULDERS, JERKED HIM ASIDE, AND BELLOWED 'NAZI CRIMINAL' INTO THE MICROPHONE.

    AS HE WAS HUSTLED AWAY, THE CROWD STARTED TO PUSH OVER THE BARRIERS AND LIGHT TORCHES, WHICH THEY HURLED OVER THE PERIMETER. STONES, ORANGES, AND RIPE TOMATOES FOLLOWED. MANY OF THESE HIT VON THADDEN'S LOUDSPEAKER BUS.

    POLICE THEN FIRED WATER CANNON AT THE CROWD, WHILE VON THADDEN STRUGGLED ON WITH HIS SPEECH, PLEADING FOR 'STABILITY AND ORDER' IN WEST GERMANY, HE GOT NEITHER FROM THE DEMONSTRATORS, AND THE RALLY, DURING WHICH SIX PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED, PROVED THE UGLIEST IN VON THADDEN'S ALREADY VIOLENCE-PLAGUED ELECTION TRAIL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA42LARAJ6WMEMAJDPAYROATMJL
    Media URN:
    VLVA42LARAJ6WMEMAJDPAYROATMJL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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