• Short Summary

    Inspite Orthodox Church and religious Organizations protests to the Greek Government, the 4-day international Jehovah Witnesses' Congress was opened this afternoon in the Apollon foot--ball ground, near Athens, with the participation of some 20.000 Jehovah follower as well as representatives from USA and many other countries.

  • Description

    1.
    Athens jehovah introducer George Constantinides speak and thanks Jehovah God.


    2.
    Big letter reading : Celestial Power.


    3.
    General view of the attendance covering the whole of the stadium.


    4.
    Many and various shots of typical Jehovah witnesses (men, old women, children, etc.) closer and close up shots.


    5.
    General view of the crowds from top.


    6.
    Pan general view from down.


    7.
    The speaker and in the background a huge old Testament Wall.


    8.
    Many and various shots of Jehovah Witnesses listening, closer, CU shots etc.




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    Background: Inspite Orthodox Church and religious Organizations protests to the Greek Government, the 4-day international Jehovah Witnesses' Congress was opened this afternoon in the Apollon foot--ball ground, near Athens, with the participation of some 20.000 Jehovah follower as well as representatives from USA and many other countries. The Government banned an anti-Jehovah march of the Orthodox Organizations which was organized to be held outside the foot-ball ground. Special measures were taken by the area's C???ndarmerie for fears of clashes. It is noteworthy that Jehovah Witnesses refuse to join the Army or carry firearms -- many of them have been sentenced to many years of imprisonment during the last mobilisation following the greco-turkish tension -- do not recognize the State and World Organizations, which they consider as "evil". According to the new democratic Greek Constitution which entered into power last June, suck heretical gathering are permitted.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5VOIKHVTICEAFIFLXMXUGPL4W
    Media URN:
    VLVA5VOIKHVTICEAFIFLXMXUGPL4W
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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