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Israelis in Five Minute Show of Solidarity with Czech Resistance

Traffic came to a halt all over Israel at nine o’clock this morning and factory workers laid down their tools in a five minute demonstration of solidarity with the people of Czechoslovakia against the Soviet-led invasion and occupation of their homeland. The demonstration was spontaneous, carried out in response to broadcasts by Radio Free Prague, the underground radio station organized by the Czech resistance movement. It was marked by the prolonged sounding of factory sirens, automobile horns, church bells and the whistles of ships in Israeli harbors.