• Short Summary

    CZECHOSLOVAK TOURISTS AND ABOUT 500 ITALIAN YOUTHS ARMED WITH STICKS CLASHED WITH STRONG POLICE GUARDS PROTECTING THE SOVIET EMBASSY YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).

  • Description

    CZECHOSLOVAK TOURISTS AND ABOUT 500 ITALIAN YOUTHS ARMED WITH STICKS CLASHED WITH STRONG POLICE GUARDS PROTECTING THE SOVIET EMBASSY YESTERDAY (THURSDAY). FOR OVER AN HOUR, THE DEMONSTRATORS, MANY OF THEM NEO-FASCISTS, REPEATEDLY TRIED TO BREAK THROUGH THE POLICE CORDONS SEALING OFF THE STREETS AROUND THE EMBASSY BUILDING.

    IT WAS REPORTED THAT TWO POLICEMEN AND TWO DEMONSTRATORS WERE INJURED AND ANOTHER TWO DEMONSTRATORS WERE DETAINED.

    THE CZECH VISITORS WORE THE WORD "CZECHOSLOVAKIA" PAINTED IN LARGE LETTERS ACROSS THEIR SHIRTS AND JACKETS.

    AFTER FAILING TO REACH THE SOVIET EMBASSY, THE DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED OFF TOWARDS THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE ITALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY. THEY SCUFFLED WITH POLICE OUTSIDE THE OFFICES OF THE SOVIET-ITALIAN FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY ON THE WAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABCH5HBB9R0OB89LYEOCGJFZEG
    Media URN:
    VLVABCH5HBB9R0OB89LYEOCGJFZEG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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