• Short Summary

    A RALLY ADDRESSED BY HERR ADOLF VON THADDEN, LEADER OF THE RIGHT-WING NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY, ENDED IN CONFUSION LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY) IN BONN, CAPITAL OF WEST GERMANY.

  • Description

    A RALLY ADDRESSED BY HERR ADOLF VON THADDEN, LEADER OF THE RIGHT-WING NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY, ENDED IN CONFUSION LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY) IN BONN, CAPITAL OF WEST GERMANY. DEMONSTRATORS, THROWING CHAIRS AND TEAR-GAS GRENADES, BROKE UP THE PARTY'S FIRST ATTEMPT TO ORGANISE A MEETING IN BONN.

    ABOUT 1,500 PEOPLE, THREE-QUARTERS OF THEM ANTI-N.P.D. DEMONSTRATORS, THRONGED BONN'S BEETHOVEN HALL. SCUFFLES AND FIRST CASUALTIES OCCURRED BEFORE THE RALLY BEGAN AS A PLATE GLASS DOOR WAS BROKEN. HERR VON THADDEN'S ATTEMPTS TO SPEAK WERE DROWNED BY DERISIVE SHOUTS OF 'SIEG HEIL' COMPETING WITH WAGNERIAN HORN MUSIC TURNED ON BY THE ORGANISERS OF THE RALLY IN AN ATTEMPT TO DROWN THE SHOUTING. HERR VON THADDEN'S ATTEMPTS TO SPEAK WERE COMPLETELY DROWNED BY THE SHOUTING AND THE FIGHTING.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS, MOSTLY STUDENTS, CHEERED WHEN HERR VON THADDEN WITH TEARS CAUSED BY THE TEAR-GAS GRENADES FINALLY ABANDONED ATTEMPTS TO MAKE HIMSELF HEARD. HE TURNED HIS BACK TO THE MICROPHONE AS THE POLICE EVENTUALLY CLOSED THE MEETING.

    LATER HERR VON THADDEN ANNOUNCED THAT HIS PARTY WOULD HOLD ON MORE PUBLIC MEETINGS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6BTWEWNZEWWMH92JUN66OPAFU
    Media URN:
    VLVA6BTWEWNZEWWMH92JUN66OPAFU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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