About 2,000 demonstrators left the Danish town of Holbeck, Mar. 31, on a two-day anti-nuclear protest march to Copenhagen.
About 2,000 demonstrators left the Danish town of Holbeck, Mar. 31, on a two-day anti-nuclear protest march to Copenhagen. The Easter campaign was organized by Denmark's "No more war" organization. Last year, the ranks of 1,000 marchers were swelled to 8,000 by the time they reached the capital.
This year's Holbeck-Copenhagen march has a particularly topical background. Left-wing groups forced the hand of the five-nation Nordic Council at its February session, by putting Khrushchev's long-avoided plan for an atom-free zone in the Baltic on the agenda for discussion. As a member of NATO, Denmark is not officially opposed to nuclear armament.
Five hundred West Germany anti-nuclear demonstrators held a torchlight meeting outside NATO barracks near the former concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen, Mar. 30. The meeting was attended by people from all over northern Germany and addressed by Prof. Dr. Wenzel, a theologian of Hanover. Directed against the nuclear arms race in East and West, the demonstration followed Government appeals for tactical atomic weapons for NATO's West German front-line troops.
The demonstrators continued their protest the following day, with a march from Bergen to Hamburg. Similar action is being taken in Britain (see Prod. 2272/61).