• Short Summary

    A CAR WRECK WAS BLAZING LAST NIGHT (SUNDAY) AT A STREET CORNER IN WEST BERLIN, NOT FAR FROM CHECKPOINT CHARLIE, AS THOUSANDS OF ANGRY WEST BERLINERS DEMONSTRATED FOR THE SECOND DAY AGAINST FRIDAY'S SHOOTING BY EAST GERMAN IN BORDER GUARDS OF A YOUNG BOY WHO TRIED TO ESCAPE OVER THE WALL.

  • Description

    A CAR WRECK WAS BLAZING LAST NIGHT (SUNDAY) AT A STREET CORNER IN WEST BERLIN, NOT FAR FROM CHECKPOINT CHARLIE, AS THOUSANDS OF ANGRY WEST BERLINERS DEMONSTRATED FOR THE SECOND DAY AGAINST FRIDAY'S SHOOTING BY EAST GERMAN IN BORDER GUARDS OF A YOUNG BOY WHO TRIED TO ESCAPE OVER THE WALL.

    A GROUP OF YOUTHS DRAGGED THE WRECK INTO KOCHSTRASSE, IN THE AMERICAN SECTOR, FROM A NEARBY BOMBED SITE AND SET IT ON FIRE IN AN ATTEMPT TO BLOCK THE ROAD. THEY WERE WAITING FOR THE RETURN OF A BUS CARRYING RUSSIAN TROOPS.

    DEMONSTRATORS HAD EARLIER STONED THE BUS ON ITS WAY TO RELIEVE THE GUARD ON THE SOVIET WAR MEMORIAL IN THE BRITISH SECTOR.

    SEVERAL HUNDRED PEOPLE TRIED TO STOP WEST BERLIN POLICE, FIREMEN AND AMERICAN MILITARY POLICE JEEPS FROM REACHING THE BURNING CAR.

    (POLICE LATER MOVED THE WRECK. THE RUSSIAN BUS, WITH MOST OF ITS WINDOWS SMASHED, DID NOT RETURN FROM THE WAR MEMORIAL UNTIL 5.30 AM TODAY WHEN WEST BERLINERS WERE PREPARING TO GO TO WORK. A RUSSIAN BUS WAS ALSO ATTACKED ON SATURDAY.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVACCCIKV82D0M1LZ2NIA1O4IPQC
    Media URN:
    VLVACCCIKV82D0M1LZ2NIA1O4IPQC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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