• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 1,200 PALESTINIAN SUPPORTERS OF THE AL FATAH GUERILLA MOVEMENT GATHERED TODAY (SUNDAY) IN LONDON'S HYDE PARK TO START A PROTEST MARCH TOWARDS THE ISRAELI EMBASSY.

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    MORE THAN 1,200 PALESTINIAN SUPPORTERS OF THE AL FATAH GUERILLA MOVEMENT GATHERED TODAY (SUNDAY) IN LONDON'S HYDE PARK TO START A PROTEST MARCH TOWARDS THE ISRAELI EMBASSY.

    CALLED A "BALFOUR DAY" DEMONSTRATION - MARKING THE ANNIVERSARY OF BRITAIN'S 1917 BALFOUR DECLARATION WHICH PROMISED A NATIONAL HOME IN PALESTINE FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE - IT WAS ONE OF SEVERAL HELD THROUGHOUT THE WORLD IN WHICH BRITISH EMBASSIES WERE STONED AND DIPLOMATS' CARS ATTACKED.

    BEFORE STARTING THEIR MARCH, THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE ADDRESSED BY ONE OF THEIR LEADERS:
    THE DEMONSTRATION THEN SENT OFF TOWARDS THE ISRAELI EMBASSY IN KENSINGTON PALACE GARDENS - CHANTING SUCH SLOGANS AS "PALESTINE, PALESTINE", "LONG LIVE AL FATAH" AND "VICTORY TO THE FEDAYEEN".

    ALONG THEIR ROUTE, GROUPS OF ISRAELI SUPPORTERS COUNTER-CHANTED "ISRAEL, ISRAEL" AND "MOSHE DAYAN".

    WHEN THE MARCHERS ARRIVED AT THE GATES OF THE PRIVATE ROAD LEADING INTO KENSINGTON PALACE GARDENS, THEY FOUND THEM LOCKED AND HAD TO CONTENT THEMSELVES WITH EXCHANGING SHOUTS THROUGH THE GATES WITH ISRAELIS WITHIN.

    FIVE PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED DURING THE PROTEST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA68FEQPORGNO7C2UR05WUOZKOK
    Media URN:
    VLVA68FEQPORGNO7C2UR05WUOZKOK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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