• Short Summary

    FRENCH AND MOROCCAN TOURISTS HELD A SIT-DOWN DEMONSTRATION AT THE GIBRALTAR-SPANISH BORDER LATE ON FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER LONG DELAYS IN TRAFFIC BEING MOVED THROUGH THE CUSTOMS POST.

  • Description

    FRENCH AND MOROCCAN TOURISTS HELD A SIT-DOWN DEMONSTRATION AT THE GIBRALTAR-SPANISH BORDER LATE ON FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER LONG DELAYS IN TRAFFIC BEING MOVED THROUGH THE CUSTOMS POST.

    SPANISH AND GIBRALTAR POLICE REMOVED THE DEMONSTRATORS, AND EVENTUALLY SPANISH OFFICIALS CLOSED THE BORDER GATES.

    THE TOURISTS WERE RETURNING THROUGH GIBRALTAR FROM TANGIER.

    AT ONE STAGE THERE WERE NEARLY 120 CARS QUEUED AT THE FRONTIER, WAITING TO PASS THROUGH SPANISH IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS CHECKS.

    AFTER A DELAY OF A HALF AN HOUR ONE CAR WAS ALLOWED INTO SPAIN. THE FOLLOWING CAR WAS NOT PASSED BY SPANISH OFFICIALS FOR A FURTHER HALF AN HOUR.

    IT WAS AT THIS STAGE THAT THE TOURISTS ASSEMBLED AT THE FRONTIER GATES AND SAT DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. SOME OF THE MOTORISTS HAD BEEN WAITING IN THE QUEUE FOR UP TO TWELVE HOURS.

    AFTER THE DEMONSTRATION THE SPANISH BORDER GUARDS CLOSED THE FRONTIER EARLY.

    REFRESHMENTS WERE PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE TO TOURISTS HELD UP IN THE QUEUE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9F3VVFB39WXGA03H2GBKMMLWP
    Media URN:
    VLVA9F3VVFB39WXGA03H2GBKMMLWP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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