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    BEHIND-THE-SCENES ACTIVITY AT THE WINTER OLYMPICS IN INNSBRUCK. TRAFFIC SNARLS WERE EXPECTED TO BE THE?

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    BEHIND-THE-SCENES ACTIVITY AT THE WINTER OLYMPICS IN INNSBRUCK. TRAFFIC SNARLS WERE EXPECTED TO BE THE BIGGEST HEADACHE FOR TYROLEAN POLICE, BUT CAREFUL PLANNING - AND CO-OPERATION FROM MOTORISTS - HAS RESULTED IN EVERYTHING GOING SMOOTHLY.

    THOUSANDS OF CARS HAVE BEEN POURING INTO THE CITY EACH DAY FOR THE VARIOUS EVENTS. AND THE BIG PROBLEM FOR BOTH POLICE AND MOTORISTS WAS : WHERE TO PARK IN THE MOUNTAINOUS AXAMER LIZUM REGION WHERE THE TOP-ATTRACTION SKI EVENTS ARE TAKING PLACE.

    THE SOLUTION LAY IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT. INSTEAD OF BLOCKING THE WINDING, NARROW MOUNTAIN ROADS AND JOSTLING FOR THE FEW AVAILABLE PARKING POSITIONS, DRIVERS ARE LEAVING THEIR CARS IN INNSBRUCK AND MAKING THEIR WAY UP BY BUS.

    VACANT LAND HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY TAKEN OVER BY THE AUTHORITIES FOR USE AS CAR PARKS. EACH PARKING AREA IS PATROLLED BY A MOBILE TOWER, ON TOP OF WHICH POLICE WITH MICROPHONES, DIRECT TRAFFIC.

    PRIVATE BUSES HAVE BEEN BROUGHT IN TO HELP PUBLIC TRANSPORT COPE WITH THE THOUSANDS OF SPECTATORS. ALL TOLD, 1,500 POLICE AND 200 PATROL CARS ARE DIRECTING THE MAMMOTH OPERATION.

    MEANWHILE, INNSBRUCK POLICE TODAY (MONDAY) HAD ANOTHER PROBLEM ON THEIR HANDS. TWENTY-FIVE IRANIAN (PERSIAN) STUDENTS DEMONSTRATED OUTSIDE POLICE HEADQUARTERS FOR THE RELEASE OF FIVE COUNTRYMEN DETAINED LAST WEEK.

    POLICE ORDERED THEM TO MOVE ON. THEY REFUSED, AND SCUFFLING BROKE OUT. POLICE GRABBED THEM AND HUSTLED THEM INSIDE.

    (THE FIVE ALREADY DETAINED WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN CONNECTION WITH LEAFLET ACTIONS THEY WERE ALLEGEDLY PLANNING TO COINCIDE WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE VISITING SHAH AND EMPRESS OF IRAN. NOW, ACCORDING TO LATEST REPORTS, THE FIVE STUDENTS ARE ON A HUNGER STRIKE).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7WSVLL2GXFP90KVB8FD66HAMP
    Media URN:
    VLVA7WSVLL2GXFP90KVB8FD66HAMP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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