• Short Summary

    AN ESTIMATED TWO-THOUSAND STUDENTS, CARRYING BANNERS, STAGED A TORCHLIGHT PARADE THROUGH COLOGNE LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY) CONDEMNING THE RIGHT-WING NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

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    AN ESTIMATED TWO-THOUSAND STUDENTS, CARRYING BANNERS, STAGED A TORCHLIGHT PARADE THROUGH COLOGNE LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY) CONDEMNING THE RIGHT-WING NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

    THE DEMONSTRATOR'S BANNERS INCLUDED SUCH SLOGANS AS 'NAZIS OUT' AND 'NATIONAL DEMOCRATS ARE A THREAT TO DEMOCRACY.'
    THE STUDENTS MARCHED SILENTLY TO A MEMORIAL IN THE CITY WHERE WREATHS WERE LAID, COMMEMORATING PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES UNDER FASCIST RULE.

    A STUDENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE DEMONSTRATORS DID NOT WANT THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY (NPD) BANNED, BUT WANTED GERMANS TO BE ALERT TO THE PARTY.

    THE NPD IS SAID TO HAVE A FOLLOWING OF FORMER NAZIS. HOWEVER, ITS CHAIRMAN, HERR ADOLF VON THADDEN, SAID LAST NIGHT THE NPD's RECENT ELECTORAL SUCCESSES DID NO SIGNIFY A REVIVAL OF THE NAZI MOVEMENT.

    CONCERN AT THE PARTY'S SUCCESSES IN RECENT REGIONAL ELECTIONS HAS ALSO BEEN EXPRESSED ABROAD.

    THE FEDERAL GERMAN GOVERNMENT HAS SAID THAT THE NPD COULD NOT BE FAIRLY DESCRIBED AS A PARTY OF OLD NAZIS, ALTHOUGH AN ESTIMATED TWELVE-HUNDRED OF ITS 22-THOUSAND MEMBERS ARE SAID TO BE KNOWN FORMER MEMBERS OF THE NAZI MOVEMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA46W3DZLM5X2MYED96KQGJN592
    Media URN:
    VLVA46W3DZLM5X2MYED96KQGJN592
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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