• Short Summary

    WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, KURT KIESINGER, TODAY (THURSDAY) HIT BACK AT THE NEW EAST GERMAN PASSPORT AND VISA CONTROLS ON WEST BERLIN'S ACCESS ROUTES.

  • Description

    WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, KURT KIESINGER, TODAY (THURSDAY) HIT BACK AT THE NEW EAST GERMAN PASSPORT AND VISA CONTROLS ON WEST BERLIN'S ACCESS ROUTES. HERR KIESINGER SAID IN WEST BERLIN THAT HIS GOVERNMENT WOULD PRODUCE "COUNTER MEASURES" BUT DIDN'T ELABORATE. THE CHANCELLOR FLEW INTO WEST BERLIN TODAY FOR URGENT TALKS WITH THE CITY'S GOVERNING MAYOR, HERR KLAUS SCHUETZ.

    THE NEW EAST GERMAN RESTRICTIONS, ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY, WERE ALREADY BEING ENFORCED TODAY. WEST GERMANS NOW HAVE TO PRESENT THEIR PASSPORTS WHEN CROSSING EAST GERMAN TERRITORY INTO THE DIVIDED CITY. AND THEY HAVE TO HAVE VISAS AS WELL, WHICH PUTS THEM ON THE SAME FOOTING AS FOREIGNERS. THE NEW MEASURES ALSO INCLUDE TAXES ON FREIGHT AND BUS TRAFFIC TO AND FROM THE CITY. THESE ARE CONSIDERED THE MOST SERIOUS IN PRACTICAL TERMS FOR WEST BERLIN AND ITS ECONOMY.

    AS SOON AS WEST BERLIN CITIZENS HEARD OF THE NEW RESTRICTIONS YESTERDAY, SEVERAL THOUSAND OF THEM MARCHED TO THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE ALLIED CONTROL AUTHORITY (BRITAIN, U.S., AND FRANCE) TO PROTEST. THEY ASKED THE CONTROLLING POWERS TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST THE EAST GERMANS.

    ANOTHER PROTEST, THIS TIME BY STUDENTS FROM THE CITY'S ENGINEERING ACADEMY, WAS MADE TODAY. THE STUDENTS MARCHED TO THE BERLIN WALL BUT POLICE STOPPED THEM FROM GETTING TOO CLOSE. EAST GERMAN STATE SECURITY POLICE STOOD ON TOP OF THE WALL AND TOOK PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE STUDENT DEMONSTRATORS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7U7T6EAYG9JO5HOZFIIRECFJK
    Media URN:
    VLVA7U7T6EAYG9JO5HOZFIIRECFJK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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