• Short Summary

    AN ESTIMATED 5,000 TURKISH STUDENTS STAGED A DEMONSTRATION IN ISTANBUL, LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY) AGAINST AN AMNESTY FOR SUPPORTERS OF THE REGIME OF THE LATE PREMIER MENDERES.

  • Description

    AN ESTIMATED 5,000 TURKISH STUDENTS STAGED A DEMONSTRATION IN ISTANBUL, LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY) AGAINST AN AMNESTY FOR SUPPORTERS OF THE REGIME OF THE LATE PREMIER MENDERES.

    BEFORE RALLYING TO HEAR STUDENT LEADERS PROTEST AGAINST HE PROPOSED AMNESTY FOR 283 GAOLED POLITICAL PRISONERS, THE STUDENTS CONGREGATED AT THE SPOT WHERE ONE OF THEIR COLLEAGUES WAS KILLED BY POLICE BULLETS A MONTH BEFORE THE ANGRY SEIZED CONTROL OF THE COUNTRY TWO YEARS AGO.

    THE STUDENTS, FROM ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY, THEN CEREMONIOUSLY HOISTED THE TURKISH FLAG AND SANG THE NATIONAL ANTHEM. BUT LATER THEY MARCHED ON THE OFFICES OF A PRO-AMNESTY NEWSPAPER, BURNED COPIES OF THE PAPER AND FOUGHT 200 OF ITS SUPPORTERS OUTSIDE THE BUILDING. TWENTY-FIVE PEOPLE WERE INJURED. POLICE AND TROOPS, OUT IN FORCE, FINALLY DISPERSED THE RIOTERS.

    THE AMNESTY PROPOSALS HAVE STILL TO BE APPROVED BY PARLIAMENT BEFORE THEY BECOME LAW.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9IXO1CDTWYBL8JA5XULHTDS7K
    Media URN:
    VLVA9IXO1CDTWYBL8JA5XULHTDS7K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1962
    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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