NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 26, 1968
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(Studio) Czech leaders may have won right to keep some of reforms in agreement with Soviets by agreeing for 100,000 Soviet troops to remain in cntry. President Ludvik Svoboda and Communist Party leader, Alexander Dubcek rptdly. en rte. to Czechoslovakia from USSR . Troops and Tanks sent into Prague, declared curfew and cleared Wenceslas Square.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Prague, Czechoslovakia) For 2nd time in 30 years, Czechs and Slovaks victims of aggression. Food again available. Phones in city working and street cars running. Gas shortage exists. Czechs hope passive resistance will be effective. Underground newspapers emerge. Those who cooperate with Soviets are made public by resistance workers. Czechs remove street names & house numbers in Prague to confuse Soviets. 1/2 million troops and 14 million Czechs and Slovaks live tense co-existence. Soviets begin firing at Czechs who surround troops who stopped Czech car for passing out anti-Soviet literature. They fired in air. Czechs stand around memorial to those who died in Soviet invasion.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley