INTRODUCTION: About 15,000 people demonstrated in Bonn yesterday (Saturday 4 April) against NATO plans to deploy nuclear missiles in Europe.
GV Demonstrators carry large anti-nuclear banner through streets of Bonn. (2 SHOTS)
GV March continues. (2 SHOTS)
GV Marchers including four West German soldiers in uniform.
GV Entering cathedral square ZOOM INTO soldiers marching with demonstrators.
CU MOCk missiles hanging out of model hamburger.
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Background: INTRODUCTION: About 15,000 people demonstrated in Bonn yesterday (Saturday 4 April) against NATO plans to deploy nuclear missiles in Europe. Among the marchers were four West German servicemen who took part in the demonstration wearing full uniform.
SYNOPSIS: The marchers, carrying large banners and accompanied by the drone of loudspeakers, brought the West German seat of government to a standstill.
Among the demonstrators protesting the deployment of nuclear weapons in Europe, was Italian Senator Nino Pasti, former NATO deputy supreme commander in Europe. Others among the marching contingents included a party of Finnish parliamentarians.
But the unusual feature of the protest was the presence among the marchers of four soldiers of the West German army. Marching in full uniform, they face certain disciplinary action from the military authorities.
Centrepiece of the march was this model hamburger stuffed with nuclear weapons, around which the marchers gathered in Bonn's Cathedral Square.