• Short Summary

    DEMONSTRATORS TRIED TO BREAK UP AN ELECTION MEETING AT WHICH ADOLF VON THADDEN, LEADER OF THE EXTREMIST NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY, WAS SPEAKING IN HANOVER, WEST GERMANY, LAST NIGHT.

  • Description

    DEMONSTRATORS TRIED TO BREAK UP AN ELECTION MEETING AT WHICH ADOLF VON THADDEN, LEADER OF THE EXTREMIST NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY, WAS SPEAKING IN HANOVER, WEST GERMANY, LAST NIGHT.

    SOME 200 DEMONSTRATORS, MOST OF THEM YOUNG PEOPLE, MARCHED ON THE HALL WHERE HERR VON THADDEN WAS SPEAKING. THEY CARRIED RED FLAGS AND BANNERS.

    THEY BROKE THROUGH A BARBED WIRE BARRIER AND TRIED TO STORM THE HALL. SOME OF THE DEMONSTRATORS MANAGED TO GET AS FAR AS THE ENTRANCE TO THE HALL BEFORE POLICE FORCED THEM BACK. IN THE FIGHTING AROUND THE HALL SEVERAL GLASS PANELS IN THE MAIN DOOR WERE BROKEN.

    A LARGE DETACHMENT OF POLICE WENT TO THE HALL AND BROKE UP THE DEMONSTRATION. THE POLICE HAD WATER CANNONS DRAWN UP READY FOR USE BUT THESE WERE NOT NEEDED.

    AN ALLIANCE OF LEFT WING GROUPS IN WEST GERMANY IS SEEKING TO HAVE THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY BANNED FROM NEXT MONTH'S FEDERAL ELECTIONS. THE ALLIANCE, WHICH CALLS ITSELF THE ACTION GROUP FOR DEMOCRATIC PROGRESS, TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE YESTERDAY THAT IT HAD ASKED THE FEDERAL COMMITTEE TO PLACE THE BAN. THE COMMITTEE WILL GIVE A RULING ON THURSDAY ON WHICH PARTIES WILL BE ALLOWED TO CONTEST THE FEDERAL ELECTIONS.

    THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS REPRESENTED IN SEVEN OF WEST GERMANY'S 10 STATE PARLIAMENTS, BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IT HAS CONTESTED FEDERAL ELECTIONS, WHICH WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 28.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA88KXWNRT3D6VD2XZL7RUDOB97
    Media URN:
    VLVA88KXWNRT3D6VD2XZL7RUDOB97
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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