Three opinion polls in Denmark have predicted that the referendum Monday (October 2) on entry into the European Common Market will result in a fairly substantial vote in favour of Danish membership.
GV Crowds in Copenhagen square
SV PAN Demonstrators with placards & banners (NEJ) (5 shots)
CU Dog with "Nej" sticker
SV Campaign workers collecting (2 shots)
SV & CU Demonstrators with banners
LV & SV Demonstrators in square (3 shots)
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Background: Three opinion polls in Denmark have predicted that the referendum Monday (October 2) on entry into the European Common Market will result in a fairly substantial vote in favour of Danish membership.
In a last-minute attempt to sway the undecided anti-Marketeers Sunday organised a major rally in the centre of Copenhagen. The Norwegian decision against entry into Europe has lifted the hopes of those who want Denmark to make a similar decision. But Danish Government spokesmen were confident that the Norwegian decision would hardly affect the way Denmark votes on Monday.
SYNOPSIS: In Denmark on Sunday a mass demonstration by opponents of Danish entry in to the Common Market was staged in a last-minute attempt to swing the vote in Monday's national referendum. The demonstration was organised in the teeth of opinion poll predictions that Danes will vote by a substantial margin in favour of joining Europe, and in hopes of swaying the choice of the undecided...
Those who want to keep Denmark out of the European Economic Community were much encouraged by the recent referendum in Norway which resulted in defeat for the pro-Marketeers...
Government spokesmen at the weekend were confident that their application to enter Europe would be endorsed by the electorate in Monday's vote, and the Prime Minister said that in recent meetings across Denmark he found that the Norwegian decision was making little difference to the intentions of Danish voters.