• Short Summary

    POLICE TURNED WATER CANNONS ON A GROUP OF ABOUT 150 PRO-ARAB ISRAELI DEMONSTRATORS WHO ATTEMPTED TO CLIMB OVER THE WALL AROUND THE JERUSALEM RESIDENCE OF PRIME MINISTER GOLDA MEIR.

  • Description

    POLICE TURNED WATER CANNONS ON A GROUP OF ABOUT 150 PRO-ARAB ISRAELI DEMONSTRATORS WHO ATTEMPTED TO CLIMB OVER THE WALL AROUND THE JERUSALEM RESIDENCE OF PRIME MINISTER GOLDA MEIR. FIVE PEOPLE WERE INJURED AND HOSPITAL TREATMENT AS POLICE MOVED IN WITH BATONS IN AN ATTEMPT TO BREAK UP THE PROTEST.

    POLICE DETAINED EIGHT PEOPLE FOR QUESTIONING, BUT THEY WERE LATER RELEASED. A DECISION WILL BE MADE LATER ON WHETHER THEY'LL BE CHARGED.

    THE STUDENTS ATTENDED A RALLY WHERE THEY HEARD SPEAKERS ATTACK A GOVERNMENT MOVE TO SETTLE 250 JEWISH FAMILIES IN HEBRON, IN ISRAELI-OCCUPIED JORDAN. THEN THEY SET OFF IN FILE FOR THE PRIME MINISTER'S RESIDENCE.

    FOR A WHILE POLICE WERE CONTENT TO LET THE DEMONSTRATORS MERELY SHOUT SLOGANS AS THEY MILLED OUTSIDE THE WALL AROUND MRS GOLDA MEIR'S HOME. BUT WHEN A GROUP ATTEMPTED TO CLIMB OVER THE WALLS, WATER CANNONS WERE TURNED ON AND POLICE MOVED IN WITH BATONS.

    ISRAEL HAS WITNESSED A RASH OF INCREASINGLY VIOLENT DEMONSTRATIONS OVER THE PAST WEEK. AT LEAST TEN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INJURED SO FAR AND A NUMBER ARRESTED OR DETAINED.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS HAVE ACCUSED POLICE OF BEING BRUTAL IN THE HANDLING OF WHAT THEY SAY ARE PLANNED TO BE PEACEFUL PROTESTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2MGMIC1DYBHFZSCRSHJRIUCTM
    Media URN:
    VLVA2MGMIC1DYBHFZSCRSHJRIUCTM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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