Communist rioters at city hall and mass meeting outside Reichstag.
Documentation states in the Russian sector of Berlin communist crowds converge on the capitals city hall and attempt to force entry. The city council overwhelmingly anti-communist has already escaped through rear doors, red-zone police make no effort to break up the rioters who demand that the city government be seized by red-run action committees. Within three hours Hitler's gutted Reichstag is the magnet for anti-communists pouring in from soviet sector to protest the violence. Franz Neumann, leader of the Soviet Democrats Berlin's majority party leads the meeting. The world wondered whether the east-west talks in Moscow might ease up the cold war before the split in Berlin became complete.
L.S. Elevated crowds walking towards the City Hall in Russian Sector. M.S. Crowds clambering at City Hall gates. Man attempting to climb gates C.U. Sign reading 'Magistrate' M.S. Men climbing over City Hall gates. M.S. Crowds force open City Hall gates and push through. L.M.S. Crowds with banners outside City Hall, gates L.S. Reichstag. L.S. Brandenburger Tor. L.S. Crowds assembling before Reichstag. S.C.U. Franz Neumann, Social Democrat leader. addressing crowd. M.S. Crowds listening. C.U. Youth wearing German army cap. C.U. Man pan down to armlet reading S.P.D. C.U. Trade Union leader. L.M.S. Elevated crowd.