More than 6,000 leftist demonstrators gathered in West Berlin on Thursday (2 June) to commemorate the death of a West Berlin student during a visit of the Shah of Iran 10 years ago.
(B & W LIBRARY FILM) GV Demonstrators waving placards and chanting 1967
GV Riot police running towards demonstrators and forming line to club demonstrators 1967 (B & W) (2 shots)
SV NBC cameraman escorted away by police and police among demonstrators, 1967 (B & W) (4 shots)
SV Police dragging demonstrators away 1967 (B & W) (3 shots)
(COLOUR) SV Students carrying anniversary banner at head of mass march through streets of West Berlin 1977 (3 shots)
SV Riot police standing by
GTV Marchers through streets (5 shots)
SV demonstrators running past
SV Shoppers look on as demonstrators march past wearing white masks (3 shots)
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Background: More than 6,000 leftist demonstrators gathered in West Berlin on Thursday (2 June) to commemorate the death of a West Berlin student during a visit of the Shah of Iran 10 years ago.
SYNOPSIS: The dead student, Benno Ohnesorg, aged 26 was shot by police during demonstrations against the Shah of Iran on 2nd of June, 1967. More than 20 people were injured in the clashes between police and demonstrators outside the West Berlin Opera House and the City Hall. More then 20 people were also arrested as the students hurled eggs, stones and paint at the Shah. There were also several clashes between Iranian students supporting the Shah and those opposing him.
On Thursday (2 June), more than 6,000 people marched through the streets of West Berlin to commemorate Benno Ohnesorg's death.
Despite the presence of large numbers of police, the march passed off without incident. It was organised by left-wing organisations, including the Iranian Students' Confederation (CISNU). The death of Ohnesorg is often regarded as a turning point in the growth of radicalism among West Germany's students movement. Only one person was reported arrested during the demonstration.
Among the marchers were a number of Iranian students, many of whom appeared in white masks to hide their identity. But in contrast to the 1967 clashes, Thursday's march was conducted in an atmosphere of peace.