• Short Summary

    AS VISITING SOVIET PRIME MINISTER, ALEXEI KOSYGIN, HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE ERAND HOTEL IN STOCKHOLM YESTERDAY (SATURDAY), DEMONSTRATORS GATHERED OUTSIDE TO PROTEST AT THE SOVIET LEADER'S VISIT.

  • Description

    AS VISITING SOVIET PRIME MINISTER, ALEXEI KOSYGIN, HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE ERAND HOTEL IN STOCKHOLM YESTERDAY (SATURDAY), DEMONSTRATORS GATHERED OUTSIDE TO PROTEST AT THE SOVIET LEADER'S VISIT. THE DEMONSTRATORS, MAINLY YOUNG PEOPLE, ASSEMBLED OPPOSITE THE HOTEL UNDER A HUGE BANNER, AND DISTRIBUTED LEAFLETS WHICH DEPICTED A SPIDER WITH THE HAMMER-AND-SICKLE EMBLEM ON IT'S BACK.

    A STRONG CONTINGENT OF POLICE WAS ON HAND TO MAKE SURE THAT THE DEMONSTRATORS REMAINED PEACEFUL BUT, APART FROM CONFISCATING THEIR BANNER, DID NOT INTERFERE.

    INSIDE THE CONFERENCE ROOM, PRIME MINISTER KOSYGIN FACED A BATTERY OF TELEVISION CAMERAS AND POPPING FLASHBULBS. HE THANKED HIS HOST, SWEDISH PRIME MINISTER, TAGE ERLANDER, AND ANNOUNCED THAT HE HAD INVITED MR. ERLANDER TO PAY ANOTHER VISIT TO THE SOVIET UNION.

    MR. KOSYGIN TOLD REPORTERS THAT IT WAS "HIGHLY POSSIBLE" THAT HE WOULD ATTEND THE CONFERENCE OF SOCIALIST LEADERS IN WARSAW, AT THE END OF HIS SWEDISH VISIT.

    AS MR. KOSYGIN LEFT THE HOTEL AFTER THE NEWS CONFERENCE, THE STREETS WERE LITTERED WITH LEAFLETS, DROPPED BY THE DEMONSTRATORS. HOWEVER, THE SOVIET LEADER APPEARED NOT TO NOTICE THEM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACEBPZLF7IA1SL03HXGZS65HH8
    Media URN:
    VLVACEBPZLF7IA1SL03HXGZS65HH8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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