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    Incidents are on the increase at the Wall of Shame in the heart of the German capital proper.

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    Background: Incidents are on the increase at the Wall of Shame in the heart of the German capital proper. The communists make ruthless use of fire-arms.

    Under fiece machinegun - fire a truckdriver succeeded in fleeing to west Berlin.

    A regime which preaches humanity and love of peace is apparently afraid of peaceful yet naive advocates of humanity. The Lebanese Edmond Khayat, who desired to carry his heavy cross to east Berlin discovered at the Brandenburg Gate that he was personal non grata for the communists.

    Observers and eye-witnesses are not wanted at the sector-border. In the suburb Rudow young people were driven away with tear-gas bombs.

    In the Bernauerstrasee a young man had jumped from the roof, in a futile endeavour to escape-but he missed the jumping-sheet. Now west Berliners lay flowers in his memory on the pavement.

    West Berliners erected a cross on the banks of the river Spree which runs right through Berlin (similar to the Thames in London). This is where two Berlin boys died in the icy water. One had been shot dead by a vope, the other died from heart-attack.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6V6NHADFB7CIJEQ2O9923WM8K
    Media URN:
    VLVA6V6NHADFB7CIJEQ2O9923WM8K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
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    /
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    N/A

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