Nearly a thousand members of 19 different organisations - described as exponents of left-wing tendencies - listened to guest speakers from Japan during an anti-nuclear demonstration in Stuttgart, West Germany, Mar 11.
GV Mass meeting in Stuttgart
MV Japanese speaking
CU Banner bearer wearing Death's Head-Mask
MV Dr. Fukushima speaks
CU Women listen
CU Dr. Fukushima concludes
GV Crowd applauds
SV Chiuzo Wada speaks
CU Woman applauds
CU Senji Yamaguchi speaks
GTV Crowd applauds
CU Section of crowd applauds
MV Professor Rauhut addresses crowd
GV Crowd raise hands in approval
GTV Torchlight procession with banners
GTV Procession with banners
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Background: Nearly a thousand members of 19 different organisations - described as exponents of left-wing tendencies - listened to guest speakers from Japan during an anti-nuclear demonstration in Stuttgart, West Germany, Mar 11.
Demonstrators carried banners condemning particularly a recent call by General Heusinger, Inspector-General of the Bundeswehr, for tactical atomic weapons for the West German front-line forces. One banner read "Neither conscripts nor volunteers - but life" and its bearers were wearing death's-head masks.
The visitors from Japan were Dr. Fukushima, head of the Japanese anti-nuclear council; Chiuzo Wada, a trade union representative; and Senji Yamaguchi, one of the radiation victims of Nagasaki. A fourth speaker was Professor Rauhut of West Germany, who sharply criticised the United States for using atom bombs against Japan after Germany's surrender. He finished by asking the crowd to raise their hands and swear to do everything in their power to prevent another war.
Three thousand people joined the demonstrators for a torchlight procession through the streets of Stuttgart.