• Short Summary

    IN PRAGUE, POPULAR CONCERN AT LACK OF INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED AT CIERNA AND AN EXPLANATION OF THE STATEMENT BY THE FIRST SECRETARY OF THE CZECHOSLOVAKIAN COMMUNIST PARTY, ALEXANDER DUBCEK, BROKE OUT LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY) IN A STREET DEMONSTRATION.

  • Description

    IN PRAGUE, POPULAR CONCERN AT LACK OF INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED AT CIERNA AND AN EXPLANATION OF THE STATEMENT BY THE FIRST SECRETARY OF THE CZECHOSLOVAKIAN COMMUNIST PARTY, ALEXANDER DUBCEK, BROKE OUT LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY) IN A STREET DEMONSTRATION.

    SEVERAL THOUSAND PEOPLE - MOST OF THEM YOUNG -- MARCHED THE LENGTH OF WENCESLAS SQUARE, CARRYING BANNERS SAYING: "WE DEMAND THE PARTICIPATION OF YUGOSLAVIA AND RUMANIA IN THE TALKS IN BRATISLAVA." REPORTS INDICATED THAT THE DEMONSTRATORS ALSO FEARED A SELL-OUT TO THE RUSSIANS AND THAT THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE OBVIOUSLY WORRIED THAT MR DUBCEK MIGHT BE STEAMROLLERED AT BRATISLAVA INTO TURNING BACK THE CLOCK AND ABANDONING SOME OF THE NEW FREEDOM HE HAD INTRODUCED TO CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

    THE MAIN OBJECT OF THIS DEMONSTRATION WAS TO PRESENT A DEMAND TO RADIO PRAGUE THAT PARTY AND GOVERNMENT LEADERS SHOULD GIVE A FULL ACCOUNT OF THEIR DEALINGS WITH THE RUSSIANS ON RADIO TODAY (FRIDAY). POLICE WERE NOT IN EVIDENCE AND THE DEMONSTRATION WAS ORDERLY. NO ATTEMPTS WERE MADE TO INTERFERE WITH THE MARCHERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8GSA9KH3ZCTM7OK5WBNKRG5VZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8GSA9KH3ZCTM7OK5WBNKRG5VZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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