• Short Summary

    A STREET BATTLE RAGED IN THE MIDDLE OF ISTANBUL YESTERDAY WHEN DEMONSTRATORS PROTESTING AGAINST THE VISIT OF UNITS OF THE UNITED STATES SIXTH FLEET TO THE CITY, CLASHED WITH GOVERNMENT SUPPORTERS IN FAVOUR OF THE VISIT.

  • Description

    A STREET BATTLE RAGED IN THE MIDDLE OF ISTANBUL YESTERDAY WHEN DEMONSTRATORS PROTESTING AGAINST THE VISIT OF UNITS OF THE UNITED STATES SIXTH FLEET TO THE CITY, CLASHED WITH GOVERNMENT SUPPORTERS IN FAVOUR OF THE VISIT. SHOTS WERE FIRED AND MANY YOUTHS BRANDISHED KNIVES DURING THE BATTLE. TWO PEOPLE DIED AND A NUMBER WERE INJURED.

    YESTERDAY'S STREET FIGHTING WAS THE CLIMAX TO A WEEK OF PROTESTS BY LEFT-WING DEMONSTRATORS WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY CLASHED FREQUENTLY WITH POLICE.

    BUT THE MARCHERS WERE ATTACKED BY PRO-GOVERNMENT SUPPORTERS IN THE CITY'S TAKSIM SQUARE AND FIGHTING SPREAD UNTIL POLICE INTERVENED AND ARRESTED A NUMBER OF PEOPLE. OVER A HUNDRED DEMONSTRATORS WERE INJURED.

    POLICE AND TROOPS PATROLLED THE TENSE STREETS OF ISTANBUL AFTER THE VIOLENCE, AND MORE TROOPS RINGED THE ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, HOT-BED OF THE ANTI-AMERICAN PROTESTS.

    THE SIX FLEET UNITS -- THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER FORESTALL AND THREE DESTROYERS SLIPPED OUT OF ISTANBUL EARLY TODAY, BUT AUTHORITIES IN THE CITY EXPECTED MORE VIOLENCE WHEN THE FUNERALS ARE HELD OF THOSE WHO DIED IN THE DEMONSTRATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5QTYAZ775E32QKHDL0IMGXOK3
    Media URN:
    VLVA5QTYAZ775E32QKHDL0IMGXOK3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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