Anti-Soviet demonstrates invaded the stand of two Russian manufacturers at a private preview of the Earl's Court Motor Show in London on Tuesday (October 19) on the eve of its public opening.
Anti-Soviet demonstrates invaded the stand of two Russian manufacturers at a private preview of the Earl's Court Motor Show in London on Tuesday (October 19) on the eve of its public opening. Dressed in mock prison uniforms, they paraded in front of the stand with banners demanding the release of imprisoned Soviet Jews. They left quietly after police told them they were trespassing. The incident, meanwhile, went almost un-noticed as the large crowds concentrated on the new cars of British and European manufacturers -- and the scantly-clad girls decorating them.
SYNOPSIS: London....and the glamorous, glittering motor show at Earl's Court, which opened on Wednesday for its annual display of fast cars and flashy models. But this time, there was also an unexpected incident -- a demonstration of students at the stand of two Russian car manufacturers, demanding the release of Jews imprisoned in the Soviet Union. They dispersed quietly, however, after being warned by police.....and the crowds went on looking at the latest in four-wheeled transport for young and old, rich and poor, middle-class and millionaire class.
All the big names were there...British Lotus, German Volkswagen, French Citroen, Italian Fiat, Soviet Valgus and Moscovitch, and such hand-built exotica as the Scimitar from Britain's Reliant........
....and the ultra-sporty, luxurious Lambourgini from Italy.
And the Soviet salesmen, who ignored the earlier interruption in their business, carried on taking orders for their products -- the cars, that is, not the scantly-dressed model girls on top.