• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: In Poland, Solidarity leader Lech Walesa has called the Polish government to break down a wall of distrust by making reforms and solving problems without being put under pressure.

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    GV Demonstrators marching through street with banner (4 shots)
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    2.
    GV Warsaw University with people looking at veiled plaque
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    3.
    SV plaque being unveiled
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    4.
    CU Professor
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    GV Students looking at plaque (2 shots)
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    6.
    GV & SV INTERIOR Students meeting (4 shots)
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    7.
    AV ZOOM IN Walesa speaking (MONO)
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    PART ENG, PART EUROVISION TELERECORDING

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    Background: INTRODUCTION: In Poland, Solidarity leader Lech Walesa has called the Polish government to break down a wall of distrust by making reforms and solving problems without being put under pressure. speaking gin an interview on national television on Monday (13 april) he said so far Solidarity had achieved everything through confrontation. Meanwhile, the populace took advantage of the new freedom of speech to demonstrate for peace and commemorate the one who had suffered for the cause in the past.

    SYNOPSIS: Young people from Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia took part in what they termed a peace march last sunday (12 April). Chanting peace slogans and carrying placards they gathered just 60 kilometres (40 miles) form a Soviet nuclear military installation and called for an end to violence.

    While at Warsaw University on Saturday (11 April) students gathered to unveil a plaque to those who suffered 13 years ago when trying to set up a free speech movement. The students had clashed with the militia and no one knows exactly how many were injured or if any died. An old professor recalled that ten years ago it would have been impossible to hold a ceremony of this kind,. The plaque says it is a warning to futures generations. At about the same time, students from across Poland were holding the first meeting of a National Committee to co-ordinate the independent student groups that are springing up all over the country to organise free press and speech groups -- something that would have been impossible just a year ago.

    But Solidarity leader Lech Wales, instead of celebrating the progress made, appealed to the government to make full use of the agreed lull in strikes to show that it could push through reforms without being driven. He said that if the government gave society some of the things which were socially justified, then people might regain their confidence in the authorities. he said he and the people were tired of exerting pressure and wanted the government to take the initiative.

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    Film ID:
    VLVARU5W7BTCZY26ER06B4FYYSUE
    Media URN:
    VLVARU5W7BTCZY26ER06B4FYYSUE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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