• Short Summary

    SPAIN ANNOUNCED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) IT WILL CLOSE ITS PERMANENT CUSTOMS POST AT LA LINEA, IMPOSING A VIRTUAL ECONOMIC SIEGE ON GIBRALTAR.

  • Description

    SPAIN ANNOUNCED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) IT WILL CLOSE ITS PERMANENT CUSTOMS POST AT LA LINEA, IMPOSING A VIRTUAL ECONOMIC SIEGE ON GIBRALTAR.

    THIS WEEK BRITISH CHILDREN LIVING IN SPAIN AND CROSSING THE FRONTIER FOR SCHOOLING IN GIBRALTAR FOUND THEIR SPECIAL PASSES TO DO SO WERE NO LONGER VALID.

    PASSPORTS ARE NOW REQUIRED AND TODAY (WEDNESDAY) OUT OF THE 30 CHILDREN INVOLVED, ONLY THREE WHO ALREADY HOLD PASSPORTS WERE ABLE TO CROSS AT LA LINEA.

    THE CUSTOMS POST AT LA LINEA IS THE ONLY LAND LINK BETWEEN THE SPANISH PENINSULA AND THE BRITISH COLONY. THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF ITS CLOSURE COMES FIVE DAYS BEFORE FURTHER TALKS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES ARE DUE TO RESUME IN LONDON.

    THE POST WILL BE REPLACED BY A PROVISIONAL THIRD CLASS POST DEPENDANT ON ALGECIRAS, WHICH IS LINKED BY PASSENGER FERRY TO GIBRALTAR. THE SPANISH ANNOUNCEMENT SAID.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4L3ZUDPFIW5SLICCGJ1FCTCWS
    Media URN:
    VLVA4L3ZUDPFIW5SLICCGJ1FCTCWS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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