• Short Summary

    An appeal by the French Communist Party newspaper 'Humanite' for a mass demonstration 'to revive defiance of President Nixon' resulted in thousands of workers, students and members of trade union organisations turning out yesterday (25th April) to march through Paris.

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    An appeal by the French Communist Party newspaper 'Humanite' for a mass demonstration 'to revive defiance of President Nixon' resulted in thousands of workers, students and members of trade union organisations turning out yesterday (25th April) to march through Paris.

    The demonstrators carried placards and shouted slogans which specifically condemned the resumption of United States bombing of North Vietnam, officially announced by the White House on April 6th.

    Similar demonstrations accompanying a 'Peace Rally' two months ago resulted in the United States boycott of the Vietnam War Peace Talks on February 16th, followed by the more decisive boycott of March 23rd.

    Yesterday's demonstrations, however, were accompanied by news that the United States and South vietnam have agreed to resume talks on April 27th. This will be the first time they have been held since the March boycott.

    Although the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese representatives have called for the end of the bombing, White House spokesmen said that the U.S. was determined to help Saigon prevent Hanoi from imposing its will on South Vietnam through force: "We will take whatever military steps are necessary to protect South Vietnam, including bombing".

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEGTMQ3S46E2UC81JQSP7IBIXZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAEGTMQ3S46E2UC81JQSP7IBIXZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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