• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 150,000 WEST BERLINERS RESPONDED TO STUDENT DEMONSTRATIONS IN THE CITY LAST WEEKEND AGAINST THE AMERICANS BY STAGING THEIR OWN DEMONSTRATION YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) ---- IN SUPPORT OF THE AMERICANS.

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    MORE THAN 150,000 WEST BERLINERS RESPONDED TO STUDENT DEMONSTRATIONS IN THE CITY LAST WEEKEND AGAINST THE AMERICANS BY STAGING THEIR OWN DEMONSTRATION YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) ---- IN SUPPORT OF THE AMERICANS. THEY GATHERED OUTSIDE THE CITY HALL AND LOUDLY CHEERED CITY LEADERS, INCLUDING GOVERNING MAYOR KLAUS SCHUETZ, WHO PRAISED THE UNITED STATES FOR PROTECTING WEST BERLIN.

    THE RALLY, CALLED BY ALL MAJOR PARTIES AND THE CITY GOVERNMENT, BEGAN WITH MILE-LONG MARCHES THROUGH THE CITY WITH UNITED STATES AND WEST GERMAN FLAGS, AND POSTERS READING "WE ARE GRATEFUL TO THE UNITED STATES." LAST SUNDAY, 10,000 STUDENTS PROTESTING AGAINST AMERICAN INVOLVEMENT IN THE VIETNAM WAR, MARCHED THROUGH THE CITY DISPLAYING COMMUNIST FLAGS IN WEST BERLIN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS.

    HERR SCHUETZ TOLD THE RALLY: "THIS CITY DOES NOT BELONG TO A THOUSAND EXTREMISTS, IT BELONGS TO TWO MILLION BERLINERS WHO BUILT IT UP FROM THE ASHES AGAIN IN DIFFICULT TIMES. THE BRITISH, FRENCH AND AMERICAN PROTECTING POWERS HERE BELONG TO US AND THEY WILL STAY AS LONG AS WE NEED TO DEFEND OUR FREEDOM".

    THERE WERE A FEW MINOR SCUFFLES AS SOME STUDENTS STOOD WITH PRO-VIET CONG POSTERS ON THE KERBSTONES, OR HELD UP BANNERS AGAINST THE CITY GOVERNMENT. DEMONSTRATORS IMMEDIATELY TORE DOWN THE BANNERS AND THE STUDENTS WERE LED AWAY BY POLICE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5M4BE6BI40VA6S5Q8PTVJCA6T
    Media URN:
    VLVA5M4BE6BI40VA6S5Q8PTVJCA6T
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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