• Short Summary

    SIGNS OF THE EATER SEASON WERE EVIDENT IN PRAGUE YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) DESPITE A WEEK OF TENSION FOLLOWING WILD CZECHOSLOVAK CELEBRATIONS LAST WEEKEND WHEN THEIR TEAM DEFEATED THE SOVIET UNION IN THE WORLD ICE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS IN STOCKHOLM.

  • Description

    SIGNS OF THE EATER SEASON WERE EVIDENT IN PRAGUE YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) DESPITE A WEEK OF TENSION FOLLOWING WILD CZECHOSLOVAK CELEBRATIONS LAST WEEKEND WHEN THEIR TEAM DEFEATED THE SOVIET UNION IN THE WORLD ICE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS IN STOCKHOLM. POLICE IN PRAGUE, HOWEVER, REMAIN ON GUARD TO PREVENT ANY FURTHER OUTBREAKS.

    ARMED POLICE IN WENCESLAS SQUARE HAVE PREVENTED PEOPLE FROM LAYING FLOWERS AT THE BASE OF THE MONUMENT TO KING WENCESLAS. THE MONUMENT HAS NOW VIRTUALLY BECOME A NATIONAL SHRINE. THE BAN HAS ANGERED SOME PEOPLE, WHO HAVE BEEN ARGUING WITH POLICE.

    SOLDIERS WITH MACHINE-PISTOLS HAVE ALSO BEEN SEEN PRAGUE STREETS.

    THE CZECHOSLOVAK VICTORY OF FOUR GOALS TO THREE OVER THE SOVIETS IN ICE HOCKEY AND THE TWO TO NIL WIN OF THE EARLIER MATCH BETWEEN THE TWO TEAMS, IS NOW CHALKED ON ALL WALLS OVER PRAGUE.

    THE OFFICES OF AEROFLOT, THE SOVIET AIRLINE, WHICH WERE WRECKED IN LAST WEEK'S INCIDENTS, ARE NOW UNDER GUARD BY POLICE AND SOLDIERS.

    DESPITE THE TENSIONS, THE SEASONAL DISPLAY ??? EASTER EGGS CONTINUED IN PRAGUE YESTERDAY AS ??? THEM INTO THE CITY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6KVZSYSQDVW4SPZBZEGK8SNUS
    Media URN:
    VLVA6KVZSYSQDVW4SPZBZEGK8SNUS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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