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    CZECH COMMUNIST PARTY CHIEF, DR. GUSTAV HUSAK, YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) ANNOUNCED A PURGE OF LIBERALS FROM?

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    CONGRESS IN PROGRESS; HUSAK AND SVOBODA; AUDIENCE; PARTY OFFICIALS ADDRESS CONGRESS.




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    Background: CZECH COMMUNIST PARTY CHIEF, DR. GUSTAV HUSAK, YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) ANNOUNCED A PURGE OF LIBERALS FROM THE PARTY'S CENTRAL COMMITTEE.

    HE MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT TO 2,000 CHEERING WORKERS AT THE HUGE C.K.D. INDUSTRIAL PLANT IN PRAGUE.

    AMONG THE MEN TO LEAVE THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE IS DR. OTA SIK, FATHER OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA'S ECONOMIC REFORMS BEFORE THE WARSAW PACT INTERVENTION LAST AUGUST.

    IN A MAJOR SPEECH TO THOUSANDS OF CHEERING WORKERS, DR. HUSAK PROMISED HE WOULD BE TOUGH WITH DISSIDENTS BUT WOULD NOT INDULGE IN A WHOLESALE PURGE.

    TELLING THE WORKERS ABOUT A TWO-DAY MEETING OF THE 180-MEMBER CENTRAL COMMITTEE WHICH ENDED ON FRIDAY NIGHT (MAY 30), DR HUSAK SAID THAT IN ADDITION TO DR. SIK TWO OTHER LEADING LIBERALS WERE DROPPED FROM THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE -- FORMER PARTY PRESIDIUM MEMBER FRANTISEK KRIEGEL AND VETERAN PARLIAMENTARIAN FRANTISEK VODSLON.

    DR. HUSAK, WHO WAS ACCOMPANIED ON THE OFFICIAL DAIS BY PRESIDENT LUDVIK SVOBODA AND PREMIER OLDRICH CERNIK, SAID OTHERS WOULD HAVE TO BE EXPELLED FROM THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE, BUT HE GAVE NO NAMES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE1WA31K70NMLL1QB8561EW9U9
    Media URN:
    VLVAE1WA31K70NMLL1QB8561EW9U9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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