• Short Summary

    THE CZECHOSLOVAK COMMUNIST PARTY LEADER, MR. DUBCEK, WAS SEEN IN PUBLIC TODAY FOR THE FIRST?

  • Description

    THE CZECHOSLOVAK COMMUNIST PARTY LEADER, MR. DUBCEK, WAS SEEN IN PUBLIC TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE RUSSIAN INTERVENTION 13 DAYS AGO. FILM SHOWN ON CZECHOSLOVAK TELEVISION THIS EVENING SHOWED HIM ARRIVING AT THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE BUILDING IN PRAGUE TODAY TO ATTEND TALKS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF HIS COUNTRY; MEANWHILE THE OFFICIAL PARTY NEWSPAPER RUDE PRAVO AND ITS EVENING COMPANION VERCERNI PRAHA APPEARED TODAY.

    UNTIL TODAY MR. DUBCEK HAD NOT BEEN SEEN, EXCEPT BY A FEW OFFICIALS AND CZECH JOURNALISTS, SINCE HE WAS TAKEN AWAY BY THE RUSSIANS ON AUGUST THE 21ST.

    THROUGHOUT TODAY CZECH TELEVISION TECHNICIANS HAD BEEN WORKING TO GET THE FIRST REGULAR TRANSMISSION SINCE RUSSIA'S INTERVENTION ON THE AIR TONIGHT. EARLIER, RUSSIANS WHO HAD BEEN OCCUPYING THE BUILDING, HANDED IT BACK TO THE CZECHS.

    TONIGHT THE STATION WENT ON THE AIR TO THE STRAINS OF THE PATRIOTIC SONG "MY FATHERLAND" AND THE WOMAN ANNOUNCER SAID THE STAFF WERE NOW ALL BACK AT THEIR JOBS WHERE THEY BELONGED AND WANTED TO CONTINUE THEIR WORK WHERE THEY HAD LEFT OFF.

    THE RUSSIANS ALSO LEFT THE CETEKA OFFICIAL NEWSAGENCY BUILDING TODAY, AND THE GUARDING OF THE BUILDINGS HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY CZECH POLICEMEN. THE TWO OFFICIAL PARTY NEWSPAPERS ALSO APPEARED TODAY, AND WHILE BOTH RADIO AND PRESS REPORTS ARE SAID TO HAVE BEEN FRANK, REFERENCE TO THE RUSSIAN INTERVENTION AND CRITICISM OF RUSSIAN TROOPS HAVE BEEN OMITTED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5PS1SWYP9VOFJSQE866BWRCOX
    Media URN:
    VLVA5PS1SWYP9VOFJSQE866BWRCOX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1968
    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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