• Short Summary

    Thousands of Danes demonstrated against the Common Market in Copenhagen on Wednesday (2 October) - the second anniversary of the Referendum which too Denmark in to the European Economic Community (EEC).

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    Thousands of Danes demonstrated against the Common Market in Copenhagen on Wednesday (2 October) - the second anniversary of the Referendum which too Denmark in to the European Economic Community (EEC).

    At the height of the demonstration, when apposition members of Parliament and left-wing leaders spoke demanding Denmark's withdrawal from the EEC, the crowd swelled to about 50,000.

    The demonstration started with about 15,000 carrying placards and banners who marched from the Town Hall Square to the Government headquarters in Christiansborg Square. At the same time other demonstration were held in Aalborg, Odense, Esbjerg and several other provincial cities.

    The anti-EEC feeling stemmed from what the demonstrators claimed were inflation and rising food prices caused by Denmark's membership in the Community.

    Yet ironically, more than half the country's electorate approved the membership in the 1972 Referendum. Only about one third voted against.

    However, the feeling has since changed. A recent opinion poll showed that more than half of those questioned opposed the membership nd about one third supported it.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB86EB6P6WKAF7NNO1AQBMTUJO
    Media URN:
    VLVAB86EB6P6WKAF7NNO1AQBMTUJO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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