EAST BLOC: Unrest Erupts

Rock fans and miners rumble

Nothing mocks the democratic pretentions of the Communist nations more than a mass protest. Twice in recent weeks, East bloc governments have been embarrassed by such signals of popular discontent. Items:

The double-barreled concert was to have been the feature attraction of a daylong festival celebrating the 28th anniversary of East Germany's birth as a Communist state. In one corner of East Berlin's huge Alexanderplatz, a Western-style rock group, Express Berlin, was performing before several hundred rapt young people. At the opposite end of the square, a Russian military band tootling patriotic marches competed unsuccessfully for...

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