Britain's Queen Elizabeth opened the 62nd annual conference of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on Thursday (4 September) amid rigid security and rich pageantry.
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TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 15: QUEEN: "I welcome all parliamentarians here most warmly to London and to Westminster Hall, the birthplace of British Parliamentary Institutions. It will I am sure be the fervent hope of all who seek a just and lasting peace for mankind through the exchanges and contacts between you will lead to still greater mutual understanding. I have much pleasure in declaring this conference open and I wish it every success."
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Background: Britain's Queen Elizabeth opened the 62nd annual conference of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on Thursday (4 September) amid rigid security and rich pageantry.
Outside Westminster Hall, in the Houses of Parliament where the ceremony took place, a group of Jews protested against the presence at the conference of four Palestine National Council (P.N.C.) observers.
The demonstrators from the Zionist Federation carried placards reading: "We are ashamed our Queen in made to associate with Palestine Liberation Organisation (P.L.O.) terrorists" and "Murder and terror are the PLO's credentials," Another group of demonstrators were dressed in Arab clothes and sat on the back of a truck holding a Model of an aircraft and mocked a hi-jack.
But the demonstrators lowered their placards and cheered when the Queen and her husband Prince Philip swept past in their limousine.
Twelve hundred delegates and guests, many in national costume, arrived in London for the conference. Queen Elizabeth said in an opening speech "The Parliamentary approach to world affairs offers the best hope of winning that concord between the nations which has been sought for so long."