• Short Summary

    FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE SOVIET INTERVENTION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA MOST OF PRAGUE'S MORNING NEWSPAPERS APPEARED FOR SALE AT THE NEWS STANDS OF THE CITY YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

  • Description

    FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE SOVIET INTERVENTION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA MOST OF PRAGUE'S MORNING NEWSPAPERS APPEARED FOR SALE AT THE NEWS STANDS OF THE CITY YESTERDAY (SATURDAY). IN SPITE OF THE REINTRODUCTION OF SOME CENSORSHIP, CZECHOSLOVAKIA'S MAIN COMMUNIST PARTY NEWSPAPER, RUDE PRAVO, CARRIED CRITICISM OF THE POLICIES OF THE FIVE WARSAW PACT FORCES INTERVENING IN THE COUNTRY.

    RUDE PRAVO ALSO REPORTED THAT IN THE 11 DAYS SINCE THE INTERVENTION BEGAN 25 PEOPLE HAD BEEN KILLED AND 431 WOUNDED IN PRAGUE. CZECHOSLOVAKIA'S LEADING ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWSPAPER, LIDOVA DEMOKRACIE, CALLED ON THE COUNTRY'S LEADERS TO STAND UP AND BE COUNTED ON THE SIDE OF PATRIOTISM AND DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM. IT DECLARED: "THE PEOPLE CAN FORGIVE PAST ERRORS -- BUT NEVER TREASON".

    THE CENSORSHIP REIMPOSED IS DESIGNED TO STOP CRITICISM OF THE FIVE INTERVENING COUNTRIES -- THE SOVIET UNION, POLAND, EAST GERMANY, HUNGARY AND BULGARIA. THE SOVIET PRESS HAS DESCRIBED SUCH CRITICISM AS THE WORK OF "COUNTER-REVOLUTIONARIES". IT HAS PARTICULARLY ATTACKED LITERARNY LISTI, THE MAIN LIBERAL MAGAZINE IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA. PRAVDA, THE SOVIET COMMUNIST PARTY NEWSPAPER, TODAY SAID OF THE WEEKLY LITERARNY LISTI "THE SOONER IT IS LIQUIDATED THE BETTER IT WILL BE FOR THE CZECHOSLOVAK PEOPLE AND THEIR INTELLIGENTSIA".

    THE CZECHOSLOVAK PEOPLE CONTINUE THEIR PRACTICE OF ADDRESSING INDIVIDUAL RUSSIAN SOLDIERS IN THE STREET, ASKING THEM WHY THEY ARE THERE. PRAVDA CLAIMED TODAY THAT CZECHOSLOVAKS WHO WANTED TO BE FRIENDLY WITH SOVIET TROOPS WERE BEING PUNISHED BY "COUNTER-REVOLUTIONARIES". THE NEWSPAPER CITED THE EXAMPLE OF A GIRL WHOSE HEAD WAS SHAVE IN PUBLIC BECAUSE SHE TALKED WITH THE RUSSIANS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8NLPP06503GJEFZ8TH6DVS34J
    Media URN:
    VLVA8NLPP06503GJEFZ8TH6DVS34J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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