• Short Summary

    "We are the picketing Hungarian Davids defying the Goliath of the Soviet. He comes against?

  • Description


    POLICE DEPARTMENT TURNS OUT IN STRENGTH TO GUARD SOVIET BUILDING



    VARIOUS SHOTS - and - ANGLES -- POLICE DEPLOYED ALONG 68TH ST. TO KEEP PICKETS IN ORDER



    VARIOUS SHOTS - and - ANGLES -- PICKETS, SIGNS, ETC., ETC.



    COPY OF ATTACHED RELEASE: SPONSORED by American Hungarian Federation, supported by Fed. of Freedom Fighters, Assn. of Hungarian students, Greater N.Y. Comm. of Hun. Churches, etc



    .......THE CAUSE OF COMMUNISM HAS BEEN BADLY DAMAGED BY SUCH FLAGRAFT CRITICISM OF SOVIET MURDER TACTICS.



    SO TOUCHY HAVE THE RUSSIANS BECOME THAT THEY HAVE THREATENED TO WITHDRAW FROM THE UNITED NATIONS IF THEIR NEW YORK HEADQUARTERS.......



    ....IS PICKETED AGAIN.



    YESTERDAY, HUNGARIAN SYMPATHIZERS CALLED THE BLUFF. ABOUT 250 PICKETS APPEARED IN FRONT OF THE RUSSIAN'S PARE AVENUE BUILDING. STANDING BY WERE 147 UNIFORMED POLICE AND 35 DETECTIVES. OTHERS WERE IN RESERVE A FEW BLOCKS AWAY.



    BUT ALL WENT PEACEFULLY. THERE WAS NO REPETITION OF THE JUNE 22ND VIOLENCE WHEN 7 POLICEMEN WERE INJURED AND 12 PICKETS WERE ARRESTED.



    AS YET, THERE IS NO WORD FROM THE RUSSIANS AS TO WHETHER THEY WILL MAKE GOOD THEIR THREAT TO BACK OUT TO THE U.N. IT SEEMS UNLIKELY THAT THEY WILL. THE PICKETS MAY HAVE SUCCEEDED IN EMBARRASSING MOSCOW, AGAIN.




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    Background: "We are the picketing Hungarian Davids defying the Goliath of the Soviet. He comes against us with threats and lies. We go against him with the truth and the name of Almighty God on our lips. Our battle cry is "Remembered David!" Then, "Remember Nagy, remember Maleter, Szilagyi, Gyimes, Losonczy (names CQ), and others, the Protestant, the Catholic, the Jew, the heroes and the martyrs. Remember them and do something about them!"
    "The Soviet has complained about our demonstrations. They have threatened the United Nations that unless they stop us from picketing this Delegation will not be able to continue its work. What work? The work of inventing new lies, planning new deceat, the work of vetoing every decent more the other nations make!"
    "Just for that we are here again. Our slogan is, "We accept the ultimatum. Now it's your turn. Get out! But get out of Hungary first!"
    These demonstrations will continue every day from one to seven until next Saturday. If the communists are annoyed by our picketing then let us annoy them out of existence. Evidently we bother them. Let us now see, is it an ultimatum, a promise, or just another Soviet bluff?"
    We must keep on with our pleas, prayers, cries and shouts until thousands of native Americans will also march with us, realizing that their fate is also being decided on this corner. We keep on until the torch of freedom ignites the dry tinder beyond the Danube into an all consuming fire of new liberty."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6BIMM0KEQPU5H7T3Z60A3ULUZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6BIMM0KEQPU5H7T3Z60A3ULUZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/07/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:55:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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