• Short Summary

    Student unrest in Beirut again boiled over into a tense confrontation with Lebanese security forces on Thursday (25 April).

  • Description

    Student unrest in Beirut again boiled over into a tense confrontation with Lebanese security forces on Thursday (25 April). Three thousand students started a march to the commercial district. But the security forces took immediate action, and tried to disperse the students with tear-gas, bringing up water cannon as an additional deterrent.

    But the students retaliated by throwing stones. Several people were reported injured.

    The students were protesting agaisnt action by the security forces the previous day, when they stormed the American University to end a six week student occupation. The original protest was over a ten-per-cent increase in tuition fees. But after the storming of the American University, students in several other colleges and schools went in strike in protest.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7V01Z07SX0PXFEFT135LOR6UT
    Media URN:
    VLVA7V01Z07SX0PXFEFT135LOR6UT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:05:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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