• Short Summary

    CZECHOSLOVAKIAN CELEBRATIONS FOR THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE STATE WILL REACH THEIR CLIMAX TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) WHEN PRESIDENT SVOBODA FORMALLY SIGNS THE FIRST FEDERAL LAW GRANTING THE SLOVAK EQUALITY WITH THE CZECHS INSIDE A TWO NATION STATE.

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    FLOWERS AND CROWDS IN WENCESLAS SQUARE: SOVIET TROOPS AND TANKS IN STREETS: MILITARY VEHICLES NEAR AIRPORT: HELICOPTER AND AIRCRAFT.




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    Background: CZECHOSLOVAKIAN CELEBRATIONS FOR THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE STATE WILL REACH THEIR CLIMAX TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) WHEN PRESIDENT SVOBODA FORMALLY SIGNS THE FIRST FEDERAL LAW GRANTING THE SLOVAK EQUALITY WITH THE CZECHS INSIDE A TWO NATION STATE. IN PRAGUE THE CITY WAS QUITE TODAY AFTER YESTERDAY'S ANTI-SOVIET DEMONSTRATION BY STUDENTS AND YOUNG FACTORY WORKERS.

    AFTER YESTERDAY'S CELEBRATIONS IN PRAGUE FLOWERS WERE BANKED ROUND THE MONUMENT IN WENCESLAS SQUARE, AND PEOPLE STILL GATHERED TO LOOK AT THEM. BUT THERE WAS NO REPETITION OF YESTERDAY'S SCENES WHEN THOUSANDS OF YOUTH STRUGGLED AGAINST POLICE CORDONS SHOUTING SLOGANS LIKE RUSSIANS GO HOME AND GIVE US LIBERTY. THEY BOOED AT SOVIET TROOPS CARRYING MACHINE GUNS WHO PATROL THE CITY CENTRE. THE INCIDENTS CONTINUED LATE INTO THE NIGHT. NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED.

    THE MILITARY CONCENTRATIONS ROUND PRAGUE AIRPORT REMAIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4LKGRR39U1U2WBE9KDJ91RBTS
    Media URN:
    VLVA4LKGRR39U1U2WBE9KDJ91RBTS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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