Hundreds of students demonstrated in Beirut on Saturday (January 30, 1971) in favour of revising school curricula in Lebanon.
Hundreds of students demonstrated in Beirut on Saturday (January 30, 1971) in favour of revising school curricula in Lebanon. It was the third such demonstration in a week.
This film was shot by a London-based VISNEWS Staff Cameraman, currently touring the Middle East.
SYNOPSIS: Students gathered at the Ras al Naba in Beirut on Saturday to protest at the curricula in Lebanese schools, which they want changed. Some of the posters reflected the scenes at similar demonstrations earlier in the week when police used tear-gas to disperse the students.
The students marched to the Ministry of Education to emphasise their demand to the school and university authorities. Police were on duty but the confrontations at the earlier protests were not repeated.
The newly-appointed Minister of Education, Dr. Naqib Abi Haidon, briefly appeared on the balcony of the Ministry, but went in again after a stone was thrown. The students kept up their demands for changes in their studies with unabated enthusiasm.