• Short Summary

    DEMONSTRATORS SHOUTING 'AVENGE RUDI DUTSCHKE' TRIED TO INVADE THE LONDON OFFICE OF THE WEST GERMAN PUBLISHING GROUP AXEL SPRINGER TODAY (MONDAY).

  • Description

    DEMONSTRATORS SHOUTING 'AVENGE RUDI DUTSCHKE' TRIED TO INVADE THE LONDON OFFICE OF THE WEST GERMAN PUBLISHING GROUP AXEL SPRINGER TODAY (MONDAY). POLICE CHARGED INTO THE CROWD OF ABOUT 600 DEMONSTRATORS AND MANY ARRESTS WERE MADE.

    ABOUT 1,000 POLICE SURROUNDED THE BRITISH DAILY MIRROR NEWSPAPER BUILDING, WHICH HOUSES THE AXEL SPRINGER GROUP'S LONDON OFFICE, AND A BARRICADE OF BUSES WAS DRAWN AROUND THE AREA TO PREVENT THE DEMONSTRATORS GETTING INSIDE. THE CROWD RIPPED UP THEIR BANNERS AND HURLED PIECES AT THE POLICE, ALONG WITH COINS AND BITS OF FOOD.

    AFTER FIERCE FIGHTING, IN WHICH A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WERE INJURED, THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE FORCED AGAINST THE FRONT OF A LARGE DEPARTMENT STORE IN THE WIDE HOLBORN THOROUGHFARE. POLICE THEN HOISTED A DEMONSTRATOR ON TO THE TOP OF A VAN, WHERE HE ANNOUNCED THAT THE DEMONSTRATION LEADER, TARIQ ALI, HAD BEEN ARRESTED.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE DEMANDING REVENGE FOR THE ATTEMPTED MURDER OF WEST GERMAN STUDENT LEADER RUDI DUTSCHKE.

    EARLIER, ALI, THE 26-YEAR-OLD LEADER OF THE VIETNAM SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN, HAD BEEN ALLOWED INSIDE THE BUILDING WITH TWO OTHER DEMONSTRATORS TO SEE A SPRINGER REPRESENTATIVE.

    ALI HAD BEEN ALLOWED IN TO THE WEST GERMAN EMBASSY BEFORE THE GROUP MOVED ON TO HOLBORN.

    THE GROUP HAD BEEN AT ONE STAGE WITH THE ALDERMASTON MARCHERS, BUT THE CAMPAIGN FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, ORGANISERS OF THE MARCH, DISASSOCIATED THEMSELVES FROM THE TWO INCIDENTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9HK5Y2CUM64IPS7EP7F6NFGCK
    Media URN:
    VLVA9HK5Y2CUM64IPS7EP7F6NFGCK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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