• Short Summary

    POLICE USED WATER HOSES TO DISPERSE SOME 600 STUDENTS DEMONSTRATING OUTSIDE WEST BERLIN'S CENTRAL COURTHOUSE TODAY (MONDAY) AS INSIDE THE COURTHOUSE, FRITZ TEUFEL, A 24-YEAR-OLD STUDENT, FACED CHARGES OF SEDITION AS A MEMBER OF WEST BERLIN'S 'HORROR COMMUNE'.

  • Description

    POLICE USED WATER HOSES TO DISPERSE SOME 600 STUDENTS DEMONSTRATING OUTSIDE WEST BERLIN'S CENTRAL COURTHOUSE TODAY (MONDAY) AS INSIDE THE COURTHOUSE, FRITZ TEUFEL, A 24-YEAR-OLD STUDENT, FACED CHARGES OF SEDITION AS A MEMBER OF WEST BERLIN'S 'HORROR COMMUNE'. EARLIER, NEARLY THREE TIMES AS MANY STUDENTS HAD GATHERED TO PROTEST AGAINST TEUFEL'S TRIAL IN THE MAIN HALL OF WEST BERLIN'S FREE UNIVERSITY.

    STRICT SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WERE IN FORCE WHEN THE TRIAL STARTED. TEUFEL IS ALLEGED TO HAVE THROWN STONES AT POLICE DURING LAST JUNE'S CLASHES WITH POLICE WHEN THE SHAH OF IRAN VISITED WEST BERLIN AS A MEMBER OF THE 'HORROR COMMUNE', CREATED IN TEUFEL'S WORDS TO'DENOUNCE AND RIDICULE AUTHORITY', TEUFEL CLAIMS TO BE A FOLLOWER OF MAO TSE-TUNG IN HIS COMMUNE'S ATTACK ON AUTHORITY.

    FOURTEEN PEOPLE WERE DETAINED, EIGHT FOR CRIMINAL OFFENSES INCLUDING SEDITION AND RESISTING POLICE, AFTER TODAY'S COURTHOUSE DEMONSTRATION. MOUNTED POLICE MIXED WITH HUNDREDS OF HELMETED POLICEMEN AS THE DEMONSTRATORS LODGED THEIR PROTEST BY THROWING FIREWORKS AT THE FEET OF THE HORSES. THEY WERE OPPOSING NOT ONLY TEUFEL'S TRIAL, BUT THE ACQUITTAL OF A POLICE DETECTIVE OF A CHARGE OF NEGLIGENT KILLING IN THE JUNE RIOTS. A STUDENT WAS SHOT DURING THE DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE SHAH.

    TEUFEL'S TRIAL WILL CONTINUE ON WEDNESDAY (29 NOVEMBER). IT IS EXPECTED TO LAST UNTIL EARLY JANUARY, AND 92 WITNESSES ARE TO BE CALLED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEZK41537Z21RLONTJKWOY9VHH
    Media URN:
    VLVAEZK41537Z21RLONTJKWOY9VHH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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