• Short Summary

    JEWISH GROUPS IN SEVERAL WORLD CAPITALS WERE TONIGHT KEEPING VIGILS IN PROTEST AGAINST THE HANGING OF 14 PEOPLE IN IRAQ YESTERDAY (MONDAY) FOR SPYING FOR ISRAEL.

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    JEWISH GROUPS IN SEVERAL WORLD CAPITALS WERE TONIGHT KEEPING VIGILS IN PROTEST AGAINST THE HANGING OF 14 PEOPLE IN IRAQ YESTERDAY (MONDAY) FOR SPYING FOR ISRAEL. IN LONDON, PARIS AND ROME THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE STOOD OUTSIDE EACH CITY'S IRAQI EMBASSY, AND THERE WERE OCCASIONAL SCUFFLES BETWEEN ARAB AND ISRAELI SUPPORTERS.

    IN LONDON MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE STOOD OUTSIDE THE IRAQI EMBASSY CARRYING TORCHES AND SINGING HEBREW HYMNS.

    THE CHIEF RABBI OF THE COMMONWEALTH AND HEAD OF BRITAIN'S 400,000 JEWS, DR. EMMANUEL JAKABOVITS, LED PRAYERS FOR THE DEAD. LATER A RAM'S HORN SOUNDED ITS LOW PITCHED BLARE WHILE DEMONSTRATORS SHOUTED "NAZI" AND "KILL THE FASCIST BASTARDS".

    SCUFFLES BROKE OUT AMONG THE CROWD, AND POLICE CORDONS WERE HARD PUT TO KEEP THE PROTESTORS AWAY FROM THE EMBASSY.

    IN PARIS STRONG POLICE FORCES SEALED OFF THE IRAQI EMBASSY AS A CROWD ESTIMATED AT 2,000 MASSED FOR A PROTEST AGAINST THE HANGINGS.

    THE DEMONSTRATION, CALLED BY THE FRENCH JEWISH YOUTH MOVEMENT, LATER MARCHED ON THE NEUILLY WAR MEMORIAL CHANTING "WE ARE ALL IRAQI JEWS", "IRAQ ASSASSIN" AND "IRAQ GESTAPO".

    THERE WAS A BRIEF SERVICE AT THE WAR MEMORIAL, BUT NO VIOLENT INCIDENTS WERE REPORTED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA67A0G9AR65OA5NVWUJ6412WN4
    Media URN:
    VLVA67A0G9AR65OA5NVWUJ6412WN4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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