• Short Summary

    A PACIFIST DEMONSTRATION IN HAMBURG YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) WAS PARTLY DIRECTED AGAINST THE METHODS USED BY FEDERAL POLICE IN LAST WEEK'S RAID ON THE WEST GERMAN NEWS MAGAZINE "DER SPIEGEL".

  • Description

    A PACIFIST DEMONSTRATION IN HAMBURG YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) WAS PARTLY DIRECTED AGAINST THE METHODS USED BY FEDERAL POLICE IN LAST WEEK'S RAID ON THE WEST GERMAN NEWS MAGAZINE "DER SPIEGEL".

    ABOUT A THOUSAND WEST GERMANS - MEN, WOMEN AND YOUNG PEOPLE - MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS OF HAMBURG, CARRYING BANNERS AND SHOUTING SLOGANS CONDEMNING NUCLEAR TESTS IN EAST AND WEST, "EMERGENCY LAWS PREPARED IN BONN", "PLANS TO INCREASE THE FIGHTING STRENGTH OF THE BUNDESWEHR", AND THE "GESTAPO METHODS" USED IN THE "SPIEGEL" CASE.

    THE DEMONSTRATION WAS TO HAVE INCLUDED A PROTEST MEETING OUTSIDE HAMBURG'S MILITARY ACADEMY FOR BUNDESWEHR OFFICERS. BUT THE CITY SENATE INTERVENED, AND THE DEMONSTRATORS SETTLED FOR AN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE. THEIR PROTEST MARCH CAUSED TRAFFIC JAMS AT SEVERAL POINTS IN THE CITY.

    DR ADENAUER'S COALITION GOVERNMENT IS IN DANGER OF BREAKING UP OVER THE "SPIEGEL" AFFAIR, IN WHICH FIVE OF THE MAGAZINE'S STAFF AND ONE BUNDESWEHR COLONEL HAVE BEEN ARRESTED SO FAR. ALL FIVE OF THE FREE DEMOCRATIC COALITION MINISTERS HAVE THREATENED TO RESIGN UNLESS THE CHANCELLOR GIVES A SATISFACTORY REPLY BY MIDDAY TODAY TO A LETTER FROM THEIR PARTY HEADQUARTERS. THE FREE DEMOCRATS WANT TO KNOW WHY THEIR LEADING CABINET MEMBER, JUSTICE MINISTER DR STAMMBERGER, WAS NOT INFORMED IN ADVANCE OF THE "SPIEGEL" RAID. DR STAMMBERGER IN FACT SUBMITTED HIS RESIGNATION LAST WEEK, BUT IT HAS NOT YET BEEN ACCEPTED BY THE CHANCELLOR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEXKJTK4F9MRFYRNMOG4NRQWFM
    Media URN:
    VLVAEXKJTK4F9MRFYRNMOG4NRQWFM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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