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    SEVERAL HUNDRED STUDENT DEMONSTRATORS CLASHED WITH MEMBERS OF THE WEST GERMAN NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY (N.P.D.)?

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    SEVERAL HUNDRED STUDENT DEMONSTRATORS CLASHED WITH MEMBERS OF THE WEST GERMAN NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY (N.P.D.) AT SIEGEN IN WEST GERMANY TODAY (SATURDAY) WHEN THEY TRIED TO BREAK INTO A STATE CONGRESS OF THE PARTY.

    DEMONSTRATORS SHOUTING "NAZIS OUT" ATTEMPTED TO CUT THROUGH A FIVE-FOOT (1.5 METRE) DEEP BARBED WIRE BARRICADE WITH SHEARS TO GET AT THE MEETING HALL WHERE N.P.D. PARTY LEADER, ADOLF VON THADDEN, AND MORE THAN 200 DELEGATES WERE GATHERED. POLICE, USING WATER CANNON AND TEAR GAS, ULTIMATELY MOVED IN AND AFTER 20 MINUTES THE DEMONSTRATORS STARTED TO WITHDRAW. SEVERAL YOUNG PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED BUT NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

    EARLIER, N.P.D. GUARDS BATTLED WITH SOME 3-THOUSAND DEMONSTRATORS IN THE CENTRE OF SIEGEN AS DELEGATES STRUGGLED TO GET INTO THE MEETING HALL. HERR VON THADDEN CRITICISED AUTHORITIES FOR TOLERATING THE DEMONSTRATION AND WARNED THAT SUCH ACTIN WOULD ONLY MAKE THE N.P.D. STRONGER AND MORE DETERMINED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADQQS8NIIRCXSHCUZE89C68W77
    Media URN:
    VLVADQQS8NIIRCXSHCUZE89C68W77
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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