• Short Summary

    POLICE TODAY (SATURDAY) CORDONED OFF THE ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING OF AMSTERDAM UNIVERSITY OCCUPIED BY SOME 400 STUDENTS DEMANDING A SAY IN UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS.

  • Description

    POLICE TODAY (SATURDAY) CORDONED OFF THE ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING OF AMSTERDAM UNIVERSITY OCCUPIED BY SOME 400 STUDENTS DEMANDING A SAY IN UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS.

    THE STUDENTS TOOK THE ADMINISTRATIVE CENTRE LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY) IN A SURPRISE ATTACK CARRIED OUT FROM THE UNIVERSITY AUDITORIUM WHICH HAS BEEN OCCUPIED SINCE LAST TUESDAY (13 MAY). THE STUDENTS SPENT THE NIGHT PREPARING FOR A LONG SIEGE AFTER FORCING THEIR WAY PAST BARRICADED WINDOWS.

    THE POLICE HAVE SEALED OFF BOTH ENDS OF THE STREET AND ARE ARRESTING ANYONE LEAVING THE OCCUPIED BUILDING. SOMEHOW, HOWEVER, A WEDDING PROCESSION MADE ITS WAY DOWN THE BESIEGED STREET TODAY WITH NO INCIDENTS. THIS WAS DESPITE THE FACE THAT OTHER STUDENTS IN NEIGHBOURING BUILDING WERE MOVING SUPPLIES TO THEIR COLLEAGUES IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE CENTRE BY MEANS OF ROPE LINES.

    SOME OF THE STUDENTS THEMSELVES MOVED FROM BUILDING TO BUILDING BY LADDERS STRETCHED BETWEEN THE OCCUPIED BLOCKS.

    ALTHOUGH THE POLICE HAVE EVEN USED MOUNTED OFFICERS TO CLEAR PARTS OF THE STREET. THEY REPORTEDLY HAVE NO INTENTION OF TRYING TO FORCE THE STUDENTS TO COME OUT OF THE OCCUPIED UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAENHA8KIVK37W4GQN6C4HKS0I7
    Media URN:
    VLVAENHA8KIVK37W4GQN6C4HKS0I7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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