• Short Summary

    ONE YOUNG MAN WAS KILLED AND 24 OTHERS INJURED WHEN POLICE ANTI-IRANIAN DEMONSTRATORS CLASHED OUTSIDE THE WEST BERLIN OPERA HOUSE ON FRIDAY NIGHT (JUNE 2 1967) AS THE SHAH AND EMPRESS OF IRAN ARRIVED FOR A STATE VISIT.

  • Description

    ONE YOUNG MAN WAS KILLED AND 24 OTHERS INJURED WHEN POLICE ANTI-IRANIAN DEMONSTRATORS CLASHED OUTSIDE THE WEST BERLIN OPERA HOUSE ON FRIDAY NIGHT (JUNE 2 1967) AS THE SHAH AND EMPRESS OF IRAN ARRIVED FOR A STATE VISIT.

    THE DEAD MAN, LATER IDENTIFIED AS BENNO OHNESBORG, A 26-YEAR-OLD STUDENT, HAD A FRACTURED SKULL. CRIMINAL POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THE CAUSE OF HIS DEATH.

    SOME 400 ANTI-SHAH DEMONSTRATORS SHOUTED "MURDERER, MURDERER" AS THE IRANIAN RULER ARRIVED AT THE OPERA HOUSE. SEVERAL PRO-SHAH IRANIAN STUDENTS TOOK UP THE CHALLENGE AND ATTACKED THE WILDLY BOOING DEMONSTRATORS WITH STICKS AND ??? STEEL RODS.

    POLICE USED FOUR WATER CANNONS TO CLEAR THE DEMONSTRATORS FROM THE 10-LANE BISMARKSTRASSE OUTSIDE THE OPERA. EARLIER MOUNTED POLICE USED WHIPS TO BREAK UP ANGRY CROWDS OUTSIDE THE CITY HALL WHEN THE SHAH AND HIS WIFE MET CIVIC LEADERS.

    POLICE ARRESTED 22 PEOPLE AS THE ANGRY DEMONSTRATORS HURLED EGGS, STONES AND PAINT AT THE SHAH. THE INCIDENTS WERE APPARENTLY ORGANISED BY STUDENTS AT WEST BERLIN'S FREE UNIVERSITY.

    DURING THE CLASH AT THE CITY HALL A FILM CAMERAMAN FROM NBC, NEW YORK WAS MANHANDLED BY POLICE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4C9CBHIUQHKRRZ61R7DM7YGPF
    Media URN:
    VLVA4C9CBHIUQHKRRZ61R7DM7YGPF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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