Explosion of the French atomic bomb at Reggan in the Sahara desert, Feb 13, continues to rouse protests in many countries.
GV Police inspects placards
SV People stand around
GV Government officials with police
Sv Police inspect placards
CU Placard turned over
CU Police and officials watch
SV Police and officials check placards
CU Forbidden placard: "East and West Explosion"
GV Placards inspected
SV People pass with placards
CU Officials look at placard
LV French Embassy
CU Sign "French Embassy"
LV Police stop car and cyclist
GV Parade past Embassy
SV Placards pass
LV Passing Embassy
CU Placards pass
LV Man looks from window of embassy
LV Von Wandersleb, Schmitt and Liedl walk to Embassy
CU Blinds drawn at Embassy windows
LV People outside Embassy
LV Von Wandersleb, Schmitt and Liedl hold petition
Lv People walk past the placards
GV Placards paraded
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Background: Explosion of the French atomic bomb at Reggan in the Sahara desert, Feb 13, continues to rouse protests in many countries. In West Germany, demonstrations with placards lodged a protest petition at the French Embassy in Bad Godesberg, Mar 15.
To avert incidents endangering Franco-German relations, police inspected placards before the protest march began - ordered one, showing a skull, to be removed. The demonstrators belonged to the IDK, an anti-war organisation.
Police closely checked all visitors approaching the Embassy and ringed it with a security cordon.
Three officials of the IDK - Pastor von Wandersleb, Dr. Liedl, and Dr. Siegmund Schmitt - went through the cordon to hand the petition in on the Embassy steps but left without being able to see the French ambassador.