Czech ambassador to USA, Dr. Juraj Slavik, resigns, objecting to Communist leaders.
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American newsreel item.
Czech ambassador to USA - Dr. Juraj Slavik - resigns, defying red bosses. Washington DC, United States of America (USA).
Various shots Slavik posing in front of press cameraman and photographers. Slavik speaks to camera (natural sound):
"I constantly claimed that Czechoslovakia is a real democracy. That freedom of speech, freedom of conscience and freedom of worship is fully preserved in my country, I cannot say so any longer. Czechoslovakia has become fully totalitarian Police State. I have decided to fight for Czechoslovak Democracy. I am representative of free Czechoslovakia and I cannot accept the Government nominated by President Benes under duress and terror."
M/S Czech coat of arms above door of embassy. L/S Slavik in hat coming out of Embassy.