• Short Summary

    STUDENTS STAGED A MASS DEMONSTRATION IN ROME TODAY (THURSDAY) IN SUPPORT OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA. THE STUDENTS,?

  • Description

    STUDENTS STAGED A MASS DEMONSTRATION IN ROME TODAY (THURSDAY) IN SUPPORT OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA. THE STUDENTS, NUMBERING SOME 2,000 IN ALL, MARCHED ON THE SOVIET UNION TOURIST OFFICE.

    SOME OF THE STUDENTS CARRIED PLACARD SUPPORTING THE ACTION OF THE CZECHOSLOVAK STUDENT, JAN PALACH, WHO BURNED HIMSELF TO DEATH IN PRAGUE IN PROTEST AGAINST THE SOVIET INTERVENTION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA. HOWEVER, THE DEMONSTRATION DISSOLVED INTO FIGHTING WHEN THE MARCHERS WERE CHALLENGED BY PRO-RUSSIAN STUDENTS.

    THE MARCHERS THREW STONES AT THE SOVIET TOURIST OFFICE. EMPLOYEES IN THE OFFICE RETALIATED BY THROWING COINS AT THE DEMONSTRATORS. YESTERDAY, THE ITALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY - THE BIGGEST IN THE WEST - ISSUED A MANIFESTO IN SUPPORT OF THE AIMS OF JAN PALACH AND THE NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY AND AUTONOMOUS DEVELOPMENT OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9UQ4EJI2EOQQJKNDCPEUMRMNT
    Media URN:
    VLVA9UQ4EJI2EOQQJKNDCPEUMRMNT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment