• Short Summary

    At least eight people were killed in Manila on Saturday night (August 21) when two hand grenades were thrown onto the platform during a political rally.

  • Description

    At least eight people were killed in Manila on Saturday night (August 21) when two hand grenades were thrown onto the platform during a political rally. Dozens more were injured, including several members of the Philippines Congress. The bombing occurred during a rally being staged by the opposition Liberal Party. the two grenades exploded within seconds of each other, spraying shrapnel over the stage area. President Ferdinand Marcos condemned the bombing as "an unmitigated crime against the entire Filipino nation and people." He promised no effort would be spared in tracking down the attackers.

    SYNOPSIS: At least eight people died in Manila on Saturday night when two hand grenades exploded in the midst of a political rally. Dozens of people -- including several members of the Philippines Congress -- were injured as shrapnel from the exploding grenades ripped through the stage area.

    The bombing occurred during the rally which was being staged by the opposition Liberal Party.

    The two grenades exploded within seconds of each other about the time scheduled for a fireworks display. People screamed as the shrapnel tore through the audience.

    President Marcos condemned the bombing as "an unmitigated crime against the entire Filipino nation and people".

    He said it was a day of shame and promised that the authorities would spare no effort in tracking down the perpetrators.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6SA5P8KKHF7RFF9A08OQVQM2A
    Media URN:
    VLVA6SA5P8KKHF7RFF9A08OQVQM2A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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