• Short Summary

    SOME 1,000 FRENCH AND SPANISH DEMONSTRATORS CLASHED WITH POLICE TODAY (THURSDAY) IN PARIS, NEAR THE SPANISH EMBASSY, IN A PROTEST AGAINST THE TRIAL IN MADRID OF THE OUTLAWED SPANISH COMMUNIST, JULIAN GRIMAU.

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    SOME 1,000 FRENCH AND SPANISH DEMONSTRATORS CLASHED WITH POLICE TODAY (THURSDAY) IN PARIS, NEAR THE SPANISH EMBASSY, IN A PROTEST AGAINST THE TRIAL IN MADRID OF THE OUTLAWED SPANISH COMMUNIST, JULIAN GRIMAU.

    GRIMAU WAS CHARGED WITH ALLEGED OFFENCES DURING THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR 25 YEARS AGO, BUT TODAY THE PROSECUTOR CHANGED THE CHARGE TO READ AS "ONE CONTINUOUS PROCESS OF MILITARY REBELLION" AND ASKED FOR THE DEATH PENALTY.REPORTS FROM MADRID SAY THE DEATH SENTENCE HAS BEEN PASSED.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS IN PARIS, CHANTING "FRANCO MURDERER" STONED POLICEMEN RINGING THE EMBASSY.ONE POLICEMAN WAS INJURED AND TAKEN TO HOSPITAL, AND REINFORCEMENTS WERE CALLED IN.

    PARIS WAS AMONG MANY EUROPEAN CITIES WHERE PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS TOOK PLACE.TASS, THE OFFICIAL SOVIET NEWS AGENCY REPORTED A SERIES OF MEETING IN MOSCOW FACTORIES DENOUNCING THE TRIAL.IN BRUSSELS, FATHER DOMINIQUE PIRE, BELGIAN CATHOLIC PRIEST AND NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER, SENT A TELEGRAM TO THE ARCHBISHOP OF TOLEDO ASKING HIM TO INTERVENE IN FAVOUR OF GRIMAU.IN LONDON MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL BRIGADE ASSOCIATION DEMONSTRATED OUTSIDE THE SPANISH EMBASSY, AND HANDED IN LETTERS OF PROTEST.COPENHAGEN POLICE RUSHED A BOMB DISPOSAL SQUAD TO THE SPANISH AMBASSADOR'S RESIDENCE AFTER A PHONE-CALL HAD TOLD THE DANISH NEWS AGENCY THAT A BOMB HAD BEEN PLACED THERE BECAUSE OF THE GRIMAU TRIAL; NO BOMBS WERE FOUND.EARLIER A PROTEST AGAINST THE HANDLING OF THE TRIAL WAS HANDED TO THE SPANISH EMBASSY.IN STOCKHOLM, TOO, A PETITION OF PROTEST WAS HANDED IN AT THE SPANISH EMBASSY.

    REPORTS, ATTRIBUTED TO COURT SOURCES, SAID THE SENTENCE WILL BE DISCUSSED BY GENERAL FRANCO AND HIS CABINET.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA461N69NE6X11S3K8O8SYMODE1
    Media URN:
    VLVA461N69NE6X11S3K8O8SYMODE1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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