• Short Summary

    TROUBLE HAS FLARED UP IN GIBRALTAR OVER THE CURRENT BORDER DISPUTE WITH SPAIN NOW IN ITS TENTH MONTH AND THE IMPOSITION OF BORDER RESTRICTIONS BY SPANISH AUTHORITIES.

  • Description

    TROUBLE HAS FLARED UP IN GIBRALTAR OVER THE CURRENT BORDER DISPUTE WITH SPAIN NOW IN ITS TENTH MONTH AND THE IMPOSITION OF BORDER RESTRICTIONS BY SPANISH AUTHORITIES. THE TROUBLE STARTED ON THURSDAY WHEN A PARTY OF FRENCH TOURISTS WERE HELD UP AT THE SPANISH BORDER AFTER RETURNING FROM MOROCCO. MOST OF THE TOURISTS WERE FORCED TO SPEND THE NIGHT IN THEIR CARS.

    ON FRIDAY THE TOURISTS WERE AGAIN HELD UP AT ANOTHER SPANISH BORDER POST, AT ADUANA, AND DECIDED TO HOLD A SIT-DOWN STRIKE IN THE ROADWAY. DURING THE AFTERNOON A NUMBER OF GIBRALTAR RESIDENTS BEGAN DEMONSTRATING IN SYMPATHY.

    DURING THIS TIME FOUR ROYAL NAVY OFFICERS ON THEIR WAY TO SPAIN TO PLAY POLO, CROSSED THE BORDER. AMONG THEM WAS THE FLAG OFFICER AT GIBRALTAR, REAR ADMIRAL T.W. BEST. THE DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE DELAY WAS STILL CONTINUING WHEN THE ROYAL NAVY OFFICERS RETURNED FROM THEIR POLO MATCH IN SPAIN. THE OFFICERS HAD TO BE GIVEN A POLICE ESCORT AFTER THE CROWD DEMONSTRATED AGAINST THEM.

    THE DEMONSTRATION CONTINUED INTO THE NIGHT, AND LATER PEOPLE MARCHED TO THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S RESIDENCE, AND ON TO THE RESIDENCE OF THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR JOSHUA HASSAN. HE TOLD THEM HE WAS AS ANNOYED ABOUT THE SITUATION AS THEY WERE.

    THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN ASKED TO RECALL REAR ADMIRAL BEST.

    YESTERDAY, 43 CARS CARRYING FRENCH TOURISTS ARRIVED FROM MOROCCO AND WERE IMMEDIATELY ALLOWED OVER THE FRONTIER INTO SPAIN.

    THE ROYAL NAVY MEANWHILE HAS ASKED ALL PERSONNEL AND THEIR FAMILIES NOT TO VISIT SPAIN WHILE UNREST CONTINUES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA46W3AB3SRS5STDDJXCJNKQDKM
    Media URN:
    VLVA46W3AB3SRS5STDDJXCJNKQDKM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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