• Short Summary

    Wailing crowd marched in front of the Egyptian embassy in Beirut today as the news of President Nasser's death sunk in throughout the Arab world.

  • Description

    Wailing crowd marched in front of the Egyptian embassy in Beirut today as the news of President Nasser's death sunk in throughout the Arab world.

    Beirut was shut down completely as all shops and businesses closed in mourning for President Nasser.

    Almost the entire population of the city's Moslem quarter poured into the streets. Men, women and children weeping openly marched in demonstrations of grief. Others burned tyres on streets and black smoke rose like funeral pyres above the city. Thousands of shots were fired into the air as many Lebanese expressed their grief in the traditional Arab manner.

    Messages of grief and respect are flooding into Cairo from all over the world and the funeral procession on Thursday will bring together many of the world's prominent statesmen, including Mr. Suleiman Franjeih, the new President of Lebanon.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4ILTK11EMIFCVVRPRA1XLVRRC
    Media URN:
    VLVA4ILTK11EMIFCVVRPRA1XLVRRC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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