The closure of a Croatian cultural newspaper is the latest move in the dispute between President Tito's government in Yugoslavia, and the nationalist movement in the province of Croatia.
GV PAN FROM National Theatre of Croatia on Marshal ??? square to Christmas ??? and people streets (2 shots)
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SV Students arrives
GV PAN Students hosted broiling
SV PAN A??? Widows of hostel to bottles of Wine ??? food on ??? still (2 shots)
SV ZOOM ???
GV Students enter grounds
CV Central Committee building (2 shots)
GV PAN FROM Church to Parliament building on Stepan Radica Square
CU Sign "Executive Council"
SV Policeman checking papers
CU Sign "Republik Square"
SCU Students stick ski posters over wall painted with slogans
CV People in street
GV Traffic in street
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Background: The closure of a Croatian cultural newspaper is the latest move in the dispute between President Tito's government in Yugoslavia, and the nationalist movement in the province of Croatia.
Centre of Croatia--both from a political and cultural point of view--is Zagreb.
On Christmas Eve, Visnews cameraman Sepp Riff visited the city and shot exclusive film at various locations which are at the centre of the present crisis.
SYNOPSIS: The Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb--a cultural centre for the Croatian people of Yugoslavia. The theatre is a landmark in the busy city--regarded as the capital of Croatia, and currently the centre of a political crisis in Yugoslavia.
The crisis centres around the Croatian students of Zagreb--who in recent weeks have reportedly fought with police while concentrating in favour of came young ??? Communist leaders who've clashed with President fits. The young leaders resigned two weeks ago--but the tension remains. Outside the university stands ??? of the "Mother of the Croats"-- a symbol of Croatian nationalism.
The present crisis flared into the open then flared in Zagreb backed demands by Croatian nationalists for an overhaul in the method of distributing funds from the national exchequer. The Croatians complained that much money earned in Croatia was being siphoned off by the central government--and given to less developed parts of Yugoslavia.
The student hostel building in Zagre a centre of much of the recent disc ...it It's reported that students from the buildings who demonstrated earlier this month against President Tito encountered ??? police opposition. And some reports say several hundred students were arrested--and scores were sentenced to brief prison terms.
At the door of the hostel--a sign reminding students to show their Identification cards.
Sight posted by the Croatian Government appealing for claim show signa of damage. Must hare been on this wall only a few
SYNOPSIS: The canter of the Communist Party is Croatia is this building--and it's here that replacement for the young leaders who resigned will be found. Reports from Yugoslavia say that the future of the crisis in Croatia depends very much on whether the new leaders can gain the confidence of the Croatian people--notably the students.
And near the revered St. Marco Church is the Croatia Government building. It's reported that among questions being asked here it whether or not arrested students and extremist nationalist leaders will stand public trial.
Outwardly, Zagreb appeared normal for the christmas weekend. But an announcement on Christmas Day has further entered the Creation nationalists. The announcement was confirmation that a popular weekly Creation cultural magazine had been closed. The weekend reported form Zagreb describe the closure as part of a general purge against nationalist and separatist elements in Croatia.
Reports say the outcome of the crisis in Zagreb could affect the relationship between President Tito's government and other republics in Yugoslavia.