• Short Summary

    Members of Denmark's "No More War" organisation, mostly students, were staging a peaceful 24-hour demonstration outside Copenhagen Christiansborg Parliament Building, Mar 24, as the Folketing gave the country's new Defence Bill its final reading.

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    Members of Denmark's "No More War" organisation, mostly students, were staging a peaceful 24-hour demonstration outside Copenhagen Christiansborg Parliament Building, Mar 24, as the Folketing gave the country's new Defence Bill its final reading.

    Supplied with food from a nearby store, the demonstrators had made themselves comfortable in sleeping bags on the pavement. Their banners protesting against defence efforts in fulfilling NATO commitments, they wore badges showing a mesozoic reptile and the words "Away with Death - Too much Armour, too little brain".

    While no incidents occurred outside Parliament, two men were arrested as they showered leaflets from the public gallery. "Now you are selling us again - you also did it in 1949" the pamphlets read, referring to Denmark's entry into NATO.

    Passed later the same day, the new Defence Bill provides fro a budget of 1,053 million Kroner, over GBP52 million. Denmark's land forces are to be expanded by 2 1/2 armoured infantry brigades. While National Service is to be cut from 16 to 12 months, the forces will be kept up to NATO strength through regular army recruitment, boosted by higher pay scales for regular solders. Two mobile 'Honest John' rocket units will be established and NATO service depots set up in Jutland.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7M5MEB7KBRDEALAYHZ6L4OBLD
    Media URN:
    VLVA7M5MEB7KBRDEALAYHZ6L4OBLD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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