• Short Summary

    SHOUTING "DEATH TO HUSSEIN", A MOB OF JORDANIAN STUDENTS TOOK POSSESSION OF THE JORDAN EMBASSY IN BAGHDAD YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) FOR OVER SIX HOURS.

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    SHOUTING "DEATH TO HUSSEIN", A MOB OF JORDANIAN STUDENTS TOOK POSSESSION OF THE JORDAN EMBASSY IN BAGHDAD YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) FOR OVER SIX HOURS. THEY EVICTED THE CHARGE D'AFFAIRES AND HOISTED A FOUR-STAR TRICOLOUR UNITY FLAG - THE FOURTH STAR REPRESENTING THE "REPUBLIC OF JORDAN".

    HOURS BEFOREHAND DEMONSTRATIONS BY ABOUT 1,000 JORDANIAN AND IRAQI STUDENTS CENTRED AROUND THE EMBASSY. ONCE THEY HAD FORCED THEIR WAY INSIDE, THEY RIPPED PICTURES OF KING HUSSEIN FROM THE WALLS AND SMASHED THEM ON THE PAVEMENTS OUTSIDE.

    A MEMO WAS HANDED TO THE JORDAN CHARGE D'AFFAIRES DEMANDING THE IMMEDIATE ASSOCIATION BY JORDAN WITH THE NEW UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC OF SYRIA, IRAQ AND EGYPT. ORDER WAS ONLY RESTORED BY THE PERSONAL INTERVENTION OF THE IRAQ DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, ALI SALIH AL-SAID, AFTER WHICH EMBASSY OFFICIALS RETURNED TO THE BUILDING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9D3J65L75A5GMWQQMKNTCYUOB
    Media URN:
    VLVA9D3J65L75A5GMWQQMKNTCYUOB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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