• Short Summary

    THE EXTREME RIGHT-WING NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN WEST GERMANY HAD TO CALL OFF A RALLY PLANNED FOR NUREMBERG TODAY WHEN THE OWNERS OF THE HALL WHERE IT WAS TO HAVE BEEN HELD CANCELLED THEIR CONTRACT AT THE LAST MINUTE.

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    THE EXTREME RIGHT-WING NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN WEST GERMANY HAD TO CALL OFF A RALLY PLANNED FOR NUREMBERG TODAY WHEN THE OWNERS OF THE HALL WHERE IT WAS TO HAVE BEEN HELD CANCELLED THEIR CONTRACT AT THE LAST MINUTE. MORE THAN 2,000 PARTY MEMBERS WERE TURNED AWAY.

    THE RALLY HAD BEEN CALLED TO VOTE IN THE EXTREMIST PARTY DEPUTY CHAIRMAN, ADOLF VON THADDEN, AS CHAIRMAN. WHEN THE DECISION NOT TO OPEN THE HALL WAS ANNOUNCED, HE SAT IN A CAR AND, THROUGH A LOUDSPEAKER, URGED PARTY MEMBERS TO LEAVE THE CITY QUIETLY. "LET US SET A DEMOCRATIC EXAMPLE TO THE PEOPLE WHO THINK WE ARE NOT DEMOCRATIC", HE SAID.

    FOR HIS PART, THE MAYOR OF NUREMBERG, ANDREAS URSCHLECHTER, SAID THE STEERING COMMITTEE OF THE CITY COUNCIL HAD DECIDED TO CANCEL ITS CONTRACT WITH THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATS 0 THEY ARE OFTEN TERMED NEO-NAZI - FOLLOWING HUGE PROTESTS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. THE DECISION HAD BEEN TAKEN TO SHOW THAT TODAY'S DEMOCRATIC NUREMBERG HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE NUREMBERG OF HITLER'S RALLIES.

    VON THADDEN CANCELLED THE MEETING WHEN IT BECAME CLEAR THAT THE NUREMBERG ADMINISTRATIVE COURT WOULD NOT HEAR IMMEDIATELY LEGAL ARGUMENTS ON THE CANCELLATION OF THE CONTRACT. THE HALL'S OWNERS HAD APPEALED AGAINST AN INTERIM INJUNCTION THE PARTY OBTAINED IN THE LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE COURT IN AN ATTEMPT TO UPSET THE REFUSAL TO GRANT THEM USE OF THE PREMISES.

    TONIGHT, ANGRY STUDENTS CLASHED WITH POLICE DURING A DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATS BY THE WEST GERMAN TRADE UNION FEDERATION AND THE MAIN POLITICAL PARTIES. SEVERAL YOUTHS WERE ARRESTED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADRGDINKP2QOJN2J6BR6NVMCOT
    Media URN:
    VLVADRGDINKP2QOJN2J6BR6NVMCOT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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