• Short Summary

    ABOUT 1,000 DEMONSTRATORS FOUGHT A PITCHED BATTLE WITH POLICE OUTSIDE THE SOVIET EMBASSY IN ROME TODAY (FRIDAY) AS PROTESTS CONTINUED AROUND THE COUNTRY AGAINST SOVIET DOMINATION OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

  • Description

    ABOUT 1,000 DEMONSTRATORS FOUGHT A PITCHED BATTLE WITH POLICE OUTSIDE THE SOVIET EMBASSY IN ROME TODAY (FRIDAY) AS PROTESTS CONTINUED AROUND THE COUNTRY AGAINST SOVIET DOMINATION OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA. DURING A MARCH THROUGH THE CENTRE OF ROME, STUDENTS SHOUTED SLOGANS AND PROCLAIMED THEIR SOLIDARITY WITH JAN PALACH, THE CZECHOSLOVAK STUDENT WHO BURNED HIMSELF TO DEATH IN PRAGUE IN PROTEST AGAINST SOVIET INTERVENTION.

    A FIGHT BROKE OUT WHEN THE DEMONSTRATORS TRIED TO STORM THE SOVIET EMBASSY, BOMBARDING A STRONG FORCE OF POLICE WITH STONES, BOTTLES AND STICKS. THE POLICE BROKE THEIR RANKS TO DRIVE BACK THE STUDENTS, WHO CEREMONIOUSLY BURNED A SOVIET FLAG BEFORE DISPERSING. EARLIER, SCUFFLED BROKE OUT WHEN THE MARCHERS TRIED TO STORM THE ROME OFFICE OF THE SOVIET AIRLINE, AEROFLOT, BUT POLICE DROVE THEM BACK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVASO1AJGJ5VQA2WIIHMURCDRAD
    Media URN:
    VLVASO1AJGJ5VQA2WIIHMURCDRAD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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