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    WEST BERLIN'S COMMUNISTS, THE SOCIALIST UNITY PARTY-WEST BERLIN TODAY (SATURDAY) HELD THEIR FIRST CONGRESS IN A DANCE HALL IN THE CITY.

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    WEST BERLIN'S COMMUNISTS, THE SOCIALIST UNITY PARTY-WEST BERLIN TODAY (SATURDAY) HELD THEIR FIRST CONGRESS IN A DANCE HALL IN THE CITY. EARLIER THIS YEAR, THE WESTERN ALLIED COMMANDERS IN BERLIN HAD BANNED THE MEETINGS BECAUSE, THEY SAID, IT THREATENED SAFETY AND ORDER.

    BUT THE BAN ON THE CONGRESS WAS LIFTED, AND TODAY 505 DELEGATES MET IN THE CITY, LARGELY IGNORED BY THE REST OF WEST BERLIN'S POPULATION. A STRONG FORCE OF POLICE WERE ON DUTY OUTSIDE IN CASE OF TROUBLE.

    THE PARTY IS AN OFFSPRING OF EAST GERMANY'S RULING COMMUNIST PARTY, AND HERR PAUL VERNER CAME FROM ACROSS THE BORDER TO REPRESENT THEM. HE IS A MEMBER OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE EAST GERMAN SOCIALIST UNITY PARTY.

    THERE WERE ALSO DELEGATIONS FROM FRANCE AND POLAND. THE SOVIET UNION DELEGATES WERE LED BY A LEADER OF THE PARTY IN LENINGRAD, MR. POPOV.

    THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SOCIALIST UNITY PARTY -- WEST BERLIN, HERR GERD DAIELUS, OPENED THE CONGRESS. HE CONDEMNED AMERICAN POLICY IN VIETNAM, AND ATTACKED WHAT HE CALLED THE AGGRESSIVE AIMS OF THE BONN GOVERNMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8OGBCBD6DYUDNZCCUXKHVDN31
    Media URN:
    VLVA8OGBCBD6DYUDNZCCUXKHVDN31
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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