• Short Summary

    With wrathful indignation the Bulgarian people have risen as one against the imperialist aggression in Cuba, joining the surging protest of millions of people on every continent.

  • Description

    1.
    Cameraman shooting meeting in Sofia


    2.
    Coloured speaker


    3.
    Protest with raised fists


    4.
    Placard


    6.
    Other placard


    7.
    Castro's portrait


    8.
    Meeting of railwaymen


    9.
    Meeting at the Kremikovtsi metallurgical works


    10.
    Speaker


    11.
    Another speaker


    12.
    Peasants listening


    13.
    Gathering listening


    14.
    Ditto - Students


    15.
    Ditto


    16.
    Meeting at a military units


    17.
    Military listening


    18.
    Soldier speaking


    19.
    University students with flags and placards


    20.
    -26- Ditto


    21.
    Columns going to the American Legation in Sofia


    22.
    Students


    23.
    Other groups voicing protest


    24.
    The emblem on the US Legation


    25.
    Placard


    26.
    Students shaking fists


    27.
    Ditto


    28.
    University students lifting up colleague speaker


    29.
    Ditto


    30.
    Student hanging Castro portraits opposite US Legation


    31.
    Climbing pole in street


    32.
    Coloured speaker


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    General applause.


    34.
    Hanging up a placard


    35.
    Placard


    36.
    Students protesting


    37.
    Speaker over advertisement booth


    38.
    Another speaker


    39.
    Protesting students


    40.
    Students with placards


    41.
    Ditto


    42.
    View from the US Legation towards demonstrators


    43.
    Protesting students


    44.
    Girl whistling


    45.
    Protests


    46.
    Ditto


    47.
    View of the demonstration before the US Legation


    48.
    September 9 Square. Meeting


    49.
    Rostrum and meeting


    50.
    President of the Sofia Urban Committee speaking


    51.
    Officials applauding


    52.
    Pirinski speaking


    53.
    Castros portrait at the meeting


    54.
    Taking a vote of protest


    55.
    Ditto


    56.
    George Pirinski speaking


    57.
    Applause


    58.
    Taskova, of the Voroshilov electrical factory speaking


    59.
    Protests. Voting


    60.
    Placard


    61.
    Student Spirov speaking


    62.
    The public responding


    63.
    Protests


    64.
    Ditto


    65.
    Ditto


    66.
    A wave of protest.




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    Background: With wrathful indignation the Bulgarian people have risen as one against the imperialist aggression in Cuba, joining the surging protest of millions of people on every continent.

    At meetings and gatherings in town and village, streets and public squares, the Bulgarian people have resolutely denounced the culprits. Together with all other working people in the world, the Bulgarians warn the American imperialists against the fatal consequences of this outrageous act of banditism. Like the deep rumblings of a volcano, the people's indignation swept through the Bulgarian Capital. A straight-jacket for the provocateurs against world peace!
    Spring has come, but never before has it seen such stormy days of righteous indignation. The Universities and other educational institutions grew into flaming rostrums. The fiery wrath of thousands of young men and women spread in the streets, gathering before the building with the emblem of the United States.

    American imperialist! You alone are to blame for the unprovoked aggression against Cuba!
    Never to be forgotten hours which the Bulgarian people manifested their full solidarity with all peoples in the world. Fiery slogans were hurled at the American Legation in Sofia, reflecting the powerful faith of the Bulgarian people in the invincibility of the Cuban revolution.

    THE FATHERLAND OR DEATH - a sacred oath voiced by the Cuban people. The Fatherland or Death! - so like the behest of our own great poet and revolutionary - Christo Botev - in our country's long struggles against alien rule.

    In the late afternoon the swelling tide of indignation brought together more than 150,000 Bulgarian men and women to September 9 Square. Anghel Zhivkov, President of the Sofia Urban Committee opened the meeting. At the Rostrum George Pirinski, Vice-president of the Bulgarian National Peace Committee.

    The Soviet peoples and all other peace loving people in the world will not desert the Cuban people in their hour of need.

    Lozka Taskova, of the Kliment Voroshilov electrical factory. "The treacherous hand of the aggression must be severed!"
    University student Spirov. Death to the aggressors!
    With clenched fists the great gathering approved the Declaration of the Bulgarian Government.

    CUBA, today every honest heart is with you!
    Fidel, our distant brother,
    Our hearts throbbed at thy call:
    The Fatherland - or Death!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6IDKAJ18G7W6NVQ8XBAUZHH9H
    Media URN:
    VLVA6IDKAJ18G7W6NVQ8XBAUZHH9H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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