• Short Summary

    IN BELGIUM TODAY (SATURDAY)...PART OF THE WORLDWIDE PROTEST - THIS ONE WAS AT LIEGE -?

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    IN BELGIUM TODAY (SATURDAY)...PART OF THE WORLDWIDE PROTEST - THIS ONE WAS AT LIEGE - OVER THE EXECUTION AT DAWN BEFORE A FIRING SQUAD IN A MADRID PRISON OF JULIAN GRIMAU, THE SPANISH COMMUNIST LEADER.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS - MANY OF THEM SPANISH - SHOUTED "HANG FRANCO"...AFTER ALL APPEALS TO SAVE GRIMAU HAD FAILED.TO MR KHRUSHCHEV'S GENERAL FRANCO REPLIED THAT IT HAD BEEN IMPOSSIBLE TO COMMUTE THE DEATH SENTENCE, BECAUSE, HE SAID, OF THE "HORRIBLE CRIMES GRIMAU HAD COMMITTED".

    THE LIEGE PROTEST WAS NOISY BUT THERE WERE NO INCIDENTS.THE PROTEST WAS ORGANISED BY THE SOCIALIST-LED TRADE UNIONS.

    GRIMAU HAD BEEN ACCUSED OF TORTURING AND ILL-TREATING PRISONERS DURING THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR AND OF SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES SINCE THEN, AS A MEMBER OF THE OUTLAWED SPANISH COMMUNIST PARTY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEFD36JRKJV9NZF52YWY60F1D8
    Media URN:
    VLVAEFD36JRKJV9NZF52YWY60F1D8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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