• Short Summary

    About 20 recent Israeli immigrants from the Soviet Union began a 75-mile (120 km) trek to Jerusalem yesterday (11 May) in protest at the trial in Leningrad on nine Jews on charges of anti-Soviet activities.

  • Description

    About 20 recent Israeli immigrants from the Soviet Union began a 75-mile (120 km) trek to Jerusalem yesterday (11 May) in protest at the trial in Leningrad on nine Jews on charges of anti-Soviet activities.

    The demonstrators, who gathered sympathisers as they went, expected to arrive in Jerusalem this evening, where they planned prayers and speeches at the Walling Wall. They carried Hebrew placards and photographs of the accused people.

    The trial, which began yesterday, concerns further charges arising out of an alleged plot to hijack a Soviet plane. Twelve people accused of taking part in the plot, were sentenced in December for terms ranging from four to 15 years.

    The earlier trial provoke similar demonstrations in Israel and other centres of Jews population.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1KWXLIGMFE3LE9QR0ZAY2AZJE
    Media URN:
    VLVA1KWXLIGMFE3LE9QR0ZAY2AZJE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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