• Short Summary

    AN ENGLISH MAN AND AN AMERICAN WOMAN EXPELLED FROM THE SOVIET UNION FOR DISTRIBUTING LEAFLETS SAID IN LONDON TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY) THAT MOSCOW AUTHORITIES HAD TREATED THEM IN A FRIENDLY MANNER.

  • Description


    PAPWORTH AND ROVERE BEING INTERVIEWED (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: QUESTION: "WHAT WAS THE GENERAL PUBLIC REACTION TO YOUR PASSING OUT THE PETITIONS?



    MISS ROVERE: "MIXED. THERE WERE SOME PEOPLE WHO SEEMED RATHER EAGER TO READ WHAT WE HAD TO SAY, AND OTHERS WERE HOSTILE TO US.... (INAUDIBLE)....AFTER A FEW MINUTES IT WAS TORN DOWN."



    QUESTION: "AND WHAT HAVE YOU HEARD OF OTHER MEMBERS OF YOUR GROUP IN OTHER IRON CURTAIN CAPITALS?"



    PAPWORTH: "I'D ONLY JUST HEARD ABOUT THEM YESTERDAY. APPARENTLY THE PEOPLE IN BUDAPEST ARE BEING HELD, WHICH IS SAD NEWS, AND SOME PEOPLE (INDISTINCT) ARE BEING RELEASED. AND (INDISTINCT) IN SOFIA, WE HAVE ONLY JUST HEARD ABOUT THIS. THEY TREATED US IN A VERY FRIENDLY MANNER. THEY ASKED US A LOT OF QUESTIONS BUT THERE WAS NO IDEA OF PRESSURE PUT ON US AT ALL. WE WERE QUESTIONED FOR POSSIBLE FIVE HOURS BUT IN A VERY RELAXED ATMOSPHERE. AT THE END OF IT WE HAD QUITE A LONG DISCUSSION WITH WHAT SEEMED TO BE FAIRLY HIGH UP OFFICER, AND I THINK... (INDISTINCT). HE DIDN'T AGREE WITH THIS BUT WE DID HAVE A VERY (INDISTINCT) DISCUSSION."




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    Background: AN ENGLISH MAN AND AN AMERICAN WOMAN EXPELLED FROM THE SOVIET UNION FOR DISTRIBUTING LEAFLETS SAID IN LONDON TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY) THAT MOSCOW AUTHORITIES HAD TREATED THEM IN A FRIENDLY MANNER. THE TWO, MR. ANDREW PAPWORTH, AND MISS VICKI ROVERE -- BOTH AGED 24 -- ARRIVED IN LONDON FROM MOSCOW EARLIER TONIGHT.

    THE COUPLE WERE AMONG 17 DEMONSTRATORS WHO HANDED OUT LEAFLETS IN MOSCOW, SOFIA, WARSAW AND BUDAPEST YESTERDAY. ALL WERE ARRESTED IN THE FOUR CAPITALS. THE PAMPHLETS THEY WERE DISTRIBUTING CRITICISED THE INTERVENTION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA BY THE SOVIET UNION AND ITS WARSAW PACT ALLIES.

    HERE'S PART OF TONIGHT'S INTERVIEW WITH MR. PAPWORTH AND MISS ROVERE....

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABH39OI7LOIZTROGEOETC08DB2
    Media URN:
    VLVABH39OI7LOIZTROGEOETC08DB2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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