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Czechoslovakia #440443

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 29, 1968
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(Studio) Crowds mob railroad station in Bratislava when President Ludvik Svoboda and Communist Party leader Alexander Dubcek arrive. No anti-Soviet outbursts.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Prague, Czechoslovakia) 2,000 young demonstrators roam through sts. chanting "we want freedom" and "Russians go home". Police sympathize. Czech flag column march to Prague castle where meeting to commemorate 50th anniversary held. Police keep demonstrators from bursting into castle. Ex-For. Min. Jiri Hajek recognized and nearly overwhelmed by crowd. Soviet Army newspapers set on fire. Soviets will have to decide what price Czechs will pay for demonstrations.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) Czech government calls protest unsuitable. 85 arrested and released.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

Huntley, Chet;
Levine, Irving R.

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