• Short Summary

    HUNDREDS OF DEMONSTRATORS STAGED A PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE THE DANISH MINISTRY OF JUSTICE IN COPENHAGEN TODAY IN SUPPORT OF TWO AMERICAN DESERTERS, SEEKING ASYLUM IN DENMARK.

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    DEMONSTRATORS OUTSIDE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE; MARK LANE AT MICROPHONE; ALDERTON AND PRICE; DEMONSTRATORS (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: LANE: "I CALL UPON THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE TO ACT IN THE TRADITION OF THE DANISH CHARACTER OF FAIR PLAY. I CALL UPON HIM TO TREAT THESE TWO MEN JUST AS HE WOULD HAVE TREATED THEM HAD THEY COME HERE FROM HUNGARY OR CZECHOSLOVAKIA. SURELY CONCERN FOR SUFFERING HUMANITY KNOWS NO NATIONAL BOUNDS. I CALL UPON THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE TO GIVE REFUGE TO THESE TWO MEN JUST AS SWEDEN GAVE REFUGE TO THE DANISH JEWS AND OTHER DANES MARKED FOR PUNISHMENT BY THE GERMAN ARMY."




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    Background: HUNDREDS OF DEMONSTRATORS STAGED A PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE THE DANISH MINISTRY OF JUSTICE IN COPENHAGEN TODAY IN SUPPORT OF TWO AMERICAN DESERTERS, SEEKING ASYLUM IN DENMARK. THE TWO MEN, 19 YEAR OLD TED PRICE AND REGINALD ALDERTON, 22, HAVE TOLD AUTHORITIES THEY DESERTED FROM THE UNITED STATES FORCES IN WEST GERMANY BECAUSE THEY DID NOT WANT TO FIGHT IN VIETNAM.

    THE TWO YOUNG MEN ARE BEING SUPPORTED IN THEIR APPLICATION FOR POLITICAL ASYLUM BY UNITED STATES LAWYER, MARK LANE......AN OUTSPOKEN CRITIC OF THE WARREN REPORT ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY.

    DANISH POLICE ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE RECOMMENDED TO JUSTICE MINISTER, KNUD THESTRUP, THAT HE REFUSE THE REQUESTS FOR ASYLUM.

    TODAY'S DEMONSTRATORS, FROM MORE THAN A DOZEN ORGANISATIONS, CALLED ON THE JUSTICE MINISTER TO AFFORD THE AMERICAN DESERTERS THE SAME ASYLUM FACILITIES EXTENDED TO POLITICAL REFUGEES FROM OTHER COUNTRIES.

    LANE, WHO HAS A DANISH WIFE AND DANISH-BORN CHILDREN ADDRESSED THE DEMONSTRATORS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABTA83F25XTHXK8DXOQT3U4M76
    Media URN:
    VLVABTA83F25XTHXK8DXOQT3U4M76
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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