WEST GERMANY: Into the Street

After four days of frenetic debate, the Bundestag voted to equip the West German army with nuclear weapons. But far from silencing the ban-the-bomb hoopla, the decision only stirred up a whole new series of eruptions.

Even before the final vote was taken, 1,000 workers walked out of the Henschel engineering plant to parade the streets in protest. A delegation from the Council of Protestant Churches called on Chancellor Konrad Adenauer in an effort to persuade him to change his stand. Later, 2,500 cheering partisans jammed into Frankfurt's Kongresshalle to hear Socialist Leader Erich Ollenhauer call for unrelenting opposition on...

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