• Short Summary

    FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1963 PEOPLE LIVING IN WEST BERLIN WILL PROBABLY BE UNABLE TO VISIT FRIENDS AND RELATIVES IN EAST BERLIN THIS CHRISTMAS.

  • Description

    FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1963 PEOPLE LIVING IN WEST BERLIN WILL PROBABLY BE UNABLE TO VISIT FRIENDS AND RELATIVES IN EAST BERLIN THIS CHRISTMAS. THE EAST GERMAN GOVERNMENT IS DEMANDING FORMAL RECOGNITION AS A PRE-CONDITION TO ISSUING PASSES. WEST BERLIN AUTHORITIES HAVE REFUSED TO AGREE TO THIS CONDITION.

    THE AGREEMENT ON PASSES TO ALLOW RELATIVES INTO EAST BERLIN WAS FIRST SIGNED IN DECEMBER 1963. EACH CHRISTMAS SINCE THEN NEARLY A HALF-A-MILLION PEOPLE CROSSED CHECKPOINTS FROM WEST BERLIN TO VISIT FRIENDS AND RELATIVES ON THE EASTERN SIDE.

    BECAUSE OF THE DEADLOCK OVER PASSES MANY WEST BERLIN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DOING EARLY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING TO ENSURE THAT GIFTS OF PEOPLE IN EAST BERLIN ARE DELIVERED BY CHRISTMAS.

    AT THE TIME VARIOUS CHECKPOINTS ALONG THE BERLIN WALL CHRISTMAS DECORATING HAVE BEEN PUT UP, A TOUCH OF COLOUR ABOVE CONTROL POINTS SYMBOLISING THE DIVISION OF BERLIN.

    IN WEST BERLIN YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) THE SEASON OF GOODWILL WAS TEMPORARILY FORGOTTEN WHEN STUDENTS DEMONSTRATED AGAINST THE BEHAVIOUR OF POLICE WHEN BREAKING UP AN ANTI-VIETNAM DEMONSTRATION LAST WEEK. THE WEST BERLIN STUDENTS CLASHED WITH POLICE IN THE BUSY KURFUERSTENDAMM. SEVENTY-SEVEN PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED IN THE FOUR-HOUR DEMONSTRATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAHS7PZ5J4S4CM2FFND08BBVYH
    Media URN:
    VLVAAHS7PZ5J4S4CM2FFND08BBVYH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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