• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF LEFTWING STUDENTS FOUGHT PITCHED BATTLES WITH POLICE IN WEST BERLIN TODAY (FRIDAY) -- THE SECOND DAY OF VIOLENCE SPARKED BY THE ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF "RED" RUDI DUTSCHKE.

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF LEFTWING STUDENTS FOUGHT PITCHED BATTLES WITH POLICE IN WEST BERLIN TODAY (FRIDAY) -- THE SECOND DAY OF VIOLENCE SPARKED BY THE ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF "RED" RUDI DUTSCHKE. POLICE SAID AT LEAST 6,500 TOOK PART IN DEMONSTRATIONS AIMED MAINLY AT CITY AUTHORITIES.

    THE IMMEDIATE TARGET OF THE STUDENT ATTACKS WAS THE CITY HALL IN JOHN F. KENNEDY SQUARE. ABOUT 1,000 DEMONSTRATORS ENTERED THE SQUARE, BUT THEY DID NOT REACH THE CIVIC BUILDING. THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE DISPERSED AFTER BATTLING FOR ABOUT AN HOUR WITH POLICE USING WATER CANNON.

    DUTSCHKE WAS SHOT IN A DAYLIGHT ATTACK IN A BUSY STREET IN WEST BERLIN YESTERDAY BY 23-YEAR-OLD GUNMAN JOSEF BACHMANN. DUTSCHKE WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD, BUT SURVIVED AFTER A FOUR AND A HALF HOUR OPERATION.

    THE WOULD-BE ASSASSIN TOLD A PROSECUTOR INTERROGATING HIM TODAY: "I READ ABOUT MARIN LUTHER KING AND THOUGHT I WOULD DO THE SAME."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7H1DMCQR8KSW6LEWT0ALQB6CL
    Media URN:
    VLVA7H1DMCQR8KSW6LEWT0ALQB6CL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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