• Short Summary

    CZECHOSLOVAK STUDENTS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) LEFT THE PRAGUE UNIVERSITY FACULTY BUILDINGS WHICH THEY HAD OCCUPIED SINCE MONDAY MORNING.

  • Description

    CZECHOSLOVAK STUDENTS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) LEFT THE PRAGUE UNIVERSITY FACULTY BUILDINGS WHICH THEY HAD OCCUPIED SINCE MONDAY MORNING. THE MASSIVE SIT-IN STRIKE WAS CALLED IN SUPPORT OF THE REFORMIST ACTION PROGRAMME, DRAWN UP LAST APRIL BY SUPPORTERS OF PARTY LEADER ALEXANDER DUBCEK, DEMANDING FREEDOM OF PRESS, SPEECH, ASSEMBLY AND TRAVEL.

    THE THREE DAY DEMONSTRATION WAS TO HAVE ENDED A DAY EARLIER. IT WAS PROLONGED FOR AN EXTRA SIXTEEN HOURS DESPITE A GOVERNMENT APPEAL TO THE STUDENTS BECAUSE OF THE DANGERS ARISING FROM THE SITUATION.

    THE DEMONSTRATION ENDED PEACEFULLY AND NO INCIDENTS WERE REPORTED AFTERWARDS. STUDENT ORGANISERS TOLD THE DEMONSTRATORS TO DISPERSED AS SOON AS THEY LEFT THE ARTS, LAW AND PHILOSOPHY FACULTY BUILDINGS, WHERE THEY HAD BEEN CAMPING IN LECTURE ROOMS.

    WHILE THE MAJORITY OF THE STUDENTS LEFT IN SMALL GROUPS CARRYING THEIR LUGGAGE, SOME OF THE ORGANISERS THEMSELVES TOOK DOWN THE STRIKE NOTICES THAT HAD BEEN POSTED ON THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4BJ3LBNOWSAVRWZPN6TS7TJJ1
    Media URN:
    VLVA4BJ3LBNOWSAVRWZPN6TS7TJJ1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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