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    Rioting in Vienna, Austria.

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    Riots in Vienna. Austria.

    Riots in Vienna; Austria; July 15; 1927 broke out when 3 members of the Veterans' Movement were acquitted of assault charges resulting from a confrontation w/ the Republican Defence League, incl. accusations of striking a worker and a child. Opens w/ wide shot Palace of Justice w/ papers flying out of second floor window; crowd in front; some people running up steps & into building.

    Another angle of crowd; then bldg. again. Next; shot looking down st. w/ smoke coming out of the bldg; at rt. looks like a few fire-fighters in street; w/ ladder leaning up against building. Shot looking up at smoke pouring out window. Closer shot: firemen w/ hose on ladder at left; flames seen through windows at rt. Pan around interior; extensive damage fallen beams; piles of smouldering rubble. Shot entrance hall soaked w/ water from fire hoses; a fire-fighter walking around.

    Looking into another room at huge pile of junk. Shot from outside of steps; entrance. Next shot outside ransacked offices of the nationalist newspaper Reichpost: a few soldiers sit outside the building; looks like piles of rubble inside. Then shot of same bldg. from interior; looking out. Shot from above looking down at street ; many people walking. Street level shots of police/soldiers patrolling; civilians walking about; barricades; signs of damage everywhere. Revolt; violence; mob; destruction; protest. At least 89 were killed & 600 injured.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:48:11:00 / 01:50:17:00
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