• Short Summary

    JEWISH STUDENTS LED AN ESTIMATED 6,000 DEMONSTRATORS ON A PEACEFUL PROTEST MARCH TO THE SOVIET AND IRAQI EMBASSIES IN LONDON TODAY (SUNDAY).

  • Description

    JEWISH STUDENTS LED AN ESTIMATED 6,000 DEMONSTRATORS ON A PEACEFUL PROTEST MARCH TO THE SOVIET AND IRAQI EMBASSIES IN LONDON TODAY (SUNDAY). THE MARCHERS WERE PROTESTING AGAINST THE ALLEGED REVIVAL OF ANTI-SEMITISM IN THE SOVIET UNION.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS WENT FIRST TO THE SOVIET EMBASSY FROM SPEAKERS' CORNER IN HYDE PARK. AT THE EMBASSY, THEY HANDED IN A PETITION CONDEMNING THE TREATMENT OF JEWS IN THE SOVIET UNION.

    AT THE SOVIET EMBASSY, MEMBERS OF THE DEPUTATION ALLOWED THROUGH THE BUILDING GATES TO HAND IN THE PETITION WERE TOLD THAT THEY HAD BEEN DECEIVED ABOUT THE POSITION OF JEWS IN THE SOVIET UNION. ONE OF THE LEADERS OF THE MARCH LATER SAID THAT THE IRAQI EXECUTIONS COULD NOT HAVE BEEN CARRIED OUT WITHOUT THE ATMOSPHERE CREATED BY THE SOVIET UNION.

    THE MARCHERS THEN WENT TO THE IRAQI EMBASSY WHERE THEY HELD A SILENT VIGIL, FOLLOWED BY PRAYERS. A RABBI THEN READ THE NAMES OF THE JEWS HANGED IN IRAQ AS SPIES.

    THE SOFAR WAS SOUNDED AND THE DEMONSTRATION BROKE UP QUIETLY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1MW1PXM6UU3JBAQJT0EPMROOS
    Media URN:
    VLVA1MW1PXM6UU3JBAQJT0EPMROOS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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