• Short Summary

    THE FIRST SESSION OF THE WORLD PEACE COUNCIL'S CONGRESS IN HELSINKI TODAY (SATURDAY) BROKE UP IN STORMY SCENES.

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    THE FIRST SESSION OF THE WORLD PEACE COUNCIL'S CONGRESS IN HELSINKI TODAY (SATURDAY) BROKE UP IN STORMY SCENES. IT HAPPENED AFTER AN ANGRY CLASH BETWEEN SOVIET AND CHINESE SUPPORTERS OVER CONFERENCE PROCEDURE.

    PRESIDENT KEKKONEN OF FINLAND ATTENDED THE SESSION AND THE FINNISH PRIME MINISTER, MR. VIROLAINEN IN A SPEECH OF WELCOME TO DELEGATES SAID HE BELIEVED THAT ONE OF THE CORNERSTONES OF DISARMAMENT WOULD EVENTUALLY BE THE ONE PROPOSED BY FINLAND LONG AGO FOR A NORDIC NUCLEAR FREE ZONE. HE ADDED THAT FINLAND INTENDED TO BUILD A MONUMENT IN HELSINKI "AS A SYMBOL FOR THE PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE AND THE GOOD RELATIONS BETWEEN FINLAND AND THE SOVIET UNION."
    THE STORMY SCENES CAME LATER. DELEGATES SHOUTED DOWN A CHINESE-BACKED ALBANIAN DELEGATE WHO CLAIMED THAT THE CONGRESS WAS MUZZLING SPEAKERS. THE CHAIRMAN, MR. FRANK BOATEN OF GHANA, HAD TO ADJOURN THE SESSION IN THE MIDDLE OF A FIST-SHAKING UPROAR. THE SECOND PLENARY SESSION TOMORROW WILL DISCUSS THE WAR IN VIETNAM.

    NINETY-TWO COUNTRIES AND FIVE INTERNATIONAL BODIES ARE REPRESENTED AT THE FIVE-DAY CONGRESS, HELD IN THE HOUSE OF CULTURE IN THE FINNISH CAPITAL
    (THE NON-GOVERNMENTAL PEACE COUNCIL WAS FORMED BY SUPPORTERS OF NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT IN 1950 AND THIS IS THE FIRST CONGRESS SINCE 1962. NOT ALL THE 1500 DELEGATES EXPECTED WERE THERE AT THE OPENING.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVABOZVAAZKCSZ5FKI5GRQEIANKK
    Media URN:
    VLVABOZVAAZKCSZ5FKI5GRQEIANKK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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