• Short Summary

    THOUSAND OF DEMONSTRATORS SHOUTING 'DEATH TO ISRAEL' SURROUNDED THE FUNERAL PROCESSION THROUGH CAIRO YESTERDAY (MONDAY) OF THE EGYPTIAN CHIEF OF STAFF, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL ABDUL MONEIM RIAD.

  • Description

    THOUSAND OF DEMONSTRATORS SHOUTING 'DEATH TO ISRAEL' SURROUNDED THE FUNERAL PROCESSION THROUGH CAIRO YESTERDAY (MONDAY) OF THE EGYPTIAN CHIEF OF STAFF, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL ABDUL MONEIM RIAD. THE PROCESSION, LED BY PRESIDENT NASSER, WAS ALMOST SWAMPED WHEN THE CROWDS BROKE THROUGH POLICE CORDONS IN LIBERATION SQUARE.

    THE PROCESSION WOUND THROUGH CAIRO'S MAIN BUSINESS CENTRE TO THE KEKHIA MOSQUE FOR FINAL SERVICES. THE CROWDS WAVING BANNERS AND CHANTING 'REVENGE, REVENGE', FILLED THE STREETS IN THE AREA AROUND THE MOSQUE AS WELL AS ALONG THE FUNERAL ROUTE.

    GENERAL RIAD, A 49-YEAR-OLD BACHELOR, WAS KILLED ON SUNDAY (9 MARCH) WHEN AN ISRAELI SHELL EXPLODED IN AN OBSERVATION POST NEAR ISMAILIA, WHERE HE WAS FOLLOWING AN EGYPTIAN-ISRAELI ARTILLERY DUEL ACROSS THE SUEZ CANAL.

    HE HAD ARRIVED IN THE SUEZ AREA ON AN INSPECTION TOUR SHORTLY BEFORE THE FIRING STARTED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA35DJHBKFAT888NHH5JKEWNQ9L
    Media URN:
    VLVA35DJHBKFAT888NHH5JKEWNQ9L
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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