• Short Summary

    PEOPLE QUEUED IN PRAGUE STREETS TODAY (THURSDAY) TO SIGN PETITIONS PROTESTING AGAINST AN ARTICLE IN THE SOVIET GOVERNMENT NEWSPAPER PRAVDA.

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    STREET SCENES PEOPLE SIGNING PETITION; DEPUTATION CARRYING PETITION TO SOVIET EMBASSY.




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    Background: PEOPLE QUEUED IN PRAGUE STREETS TODAY (THURSDAY) TO SIGN PETITIONS PROTESTING AGAINST AN ARTICLE IN THE SOVIET GOVERNMENT NEWSPAPER PRAVDA. SOME 8,000 PEOPLE SIGNED THE PETITION, WHICH WAS LATER CARRIED TO THE SOVIET EMBASSY IN PRAGUE.

    THE PETITION STRONGLY PROTESTED AGAINST THE PRAVDA ARTICLE, WHICH STATED THAT A REPRESENTATIVE GROUP IN A PRAGUE FACTORY WAS IN FAVOUR OF THE SOVIET PRESENCE IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND AGAINST COMMUNIST LEADER ALEXANDER DUSCEK'S STAND. THE NOTE ALSO CALLED FOR THE SOVIET UNION TO LEAVE CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

    AT THE SOVIET EMBASSY A SMALL GROUP WAS ALLOWED INTO THE EMBASSY GROUNDS, WHERE THEY HANDED THE PETITION TO AN OFFICIAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABK34NX58M1T4UF1W7FLW5TEEK
    Media URN:
    VLVABK34NX58M1T4UF1W7FLW5TEEK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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