• Short Summary

    Close to one thousand sympathisers of the Arab cause marched to the United States Embassy in Now Delhi on Tuesday (16 October, 1973).

  • Description

    Close to one thousand sympathisers of the Arab cause marched to the United States Embassy in Now Delhi on Tuesday (16 October, 1973). They were protesting against what they termed "U.S. - inspired Israeli attacks against the Arabs" and demanded that the United States stop sending military aid to Israel. The marchers wanted to hand in a note to this effect at the Embassy, and there were minor scuffles as some tried to break through the police cordon.

    The demonstrators belonged to the ruling Congress Party, the Communist Party and the Moslem Jamait-Ulama-i-Hind.

    SYNOPSIS: In a large pro-Arab demonstration, almost a thousand people marched through New Delhi on Tuesday to the United States Embassy. They were demanding that the United States stop sending military aid to Israel. The protestors shouted slogans condemning President Nixon and Prime Minister Golda Meir, and praising President Anwar Sadat of Egypt.

    The rally was orderly for the most part, but there were minor scuffles when some demonstrators tried to break through the cordon of riot police that surrounded the Embassy.

    The demonstrators belonged to India's ruling Congress Party, the Communist Party and the Moslem Jamait-Ulama-i-Hind. They were seeking to present a note at the Embassy condemning what they called "U.S.-inspired Israeli attacks against the Arabs".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4GZ4CLVYFHIQVSL0WVMS948FY
    Media URN:
    VLVA4GZ4CLVYFHIQVSL0WVMS948FY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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