Thousand of protestors took part in a torch-light demonstration is Oslo last night (Friday) against Norway joining the European Common Market.
LV and CU People walking in street with pro-market and anti-market badges in lapels (4 shots)
SV PAN from student handing out leaflets to hoardings.
SV Pro and anti placards in street. (4 shots)
LV and SV People around an anti-market singing group.
GV and CU Night Shot Torch-light rally. (3 shots)
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Background: Thousand of protestors took part in a torch-light demonstration is Oslo last night (Friday) against Norway joining the European Common Market.
The demonstration was part of intensive campaigns for and against Norway joining the community which is being resolved tomorrow (Sunday) and Monday, when Norwegians go to the poll in a refer ???dum.
Bad weather hampered plans by anti-marketeers in many Norwegian cities.
During the day, young people and students had been handing out pamphlets and lobbying voters in the streets.
Signs and placards were evident everywhere, as the campaigns grew to a climax.
About two-and-a-half million Norwegians are due to vote on whether Norway should join Denmark, Britain and Ireland as new members of the European Economic Community.
Although the referendum is officially advisory, the Norwegian Government, under Prime Minister Trygve Bratteli, is reported to have threatened to resign if there is a majority "no" vote.
SYNOPSIS: The streets of Oslo, capital of Norway, reflect growing European Common Market fever as the people prepare to go to the polls in a referendum to decide the issue. Pro-Common market and anti-market badges can he seen everywhere.
Young people and students took a leading part, heading out pamphlets and lobbying people in the streets.
About two-and-a-half million Norwegians are voting Sunday and Monday on whether Norway should join Denmark, Britain and Ireland as new members of the European Economic Community. The Government regards the referendum as vital, and has threatened to resign if there is a majority "no" vote.
Thousands of anti-marketeers took part in a torch-light demonstration in Oslo as a special protest against joining. Torch-light demonstration in other centres, however, were hampered by bad weather. the anti-marketeers had planned to light bonfires on mountain tops all over the country...a traditional warning signal from Viking times that the enemy was in the country. However, pro-marketeers claimed the act could brand them and friendly Western nations as traitors and enemies.