• Short Summary

    Two Romanians attempted to set themselves on fire outside the Australian Parliament on Wednesday (6 January).

  • Description

    1.
    SV Sign on car windscreen saying Hunger Strike and police with fire extinguishers (2 shots)
    0.04

    2.
    CU Police talking to Romanian, Csaba Finna
    0.11

    3.
    SV ZOOM OUT FROM Smoke and burning petrol around second Romanian, Petru Sarbu walking through flames as police rush up and extinguish flames and wrap Sarbu in a blanket
    0.48

    4.
    CU Photographs of Sarbu and family (2 shots)
    0.53

    5.
    CU Sarbu being treated for burns
    0.57

    6.
    SV Csaba Finna dousing himself with petrol, then police rush up and remove lighter from Finna
    1.05

    7.
    SV Sarbu being placed on stretcher before trip to hospital
    1.09

    8.
    SV Finna being taken away by police
    1.13

    9.
    SV Other Romanians intending to continue hunger strike
    1.20




    Initials BB



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Two Romanians attempted to set themselves on fire outside the Australian Parliament on Wednesday (6 January). They were among four Romanians who began a hunger strike outside the Parliament eight days earlier to publicise their demands that their families be allowed to join them in Australia. Police were on hand with a fire extinguisher and an asbestos blanket out were too late to prevent one man, Mr. Petru Sarbu, burning himself on the legs and feet. Another Romanian Mr. Csaba Finna, doused himself with petrol, but police managed to prevent him from setting fire to himself.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA53A84U6XKO8WN1QSANKKYG6X4
    Media URN:
    VLVA53A84U6XKO8WN1QSANKKYG6X4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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