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    IN LONDON - A CROWD OF IRAQI STUDENTS, STORMED INTO THEIR EMBASSY TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AND OCCUPIED ALL FOUR FLOORS OF THE BUILDING.

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    IN LONDON - A CROWD OF IRAQI STUDENTS, STORMED INTO THEIR EMBASSY TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AND OCCUPIED ALL FOUR FLOORS OF THE BUILDING.THE EMBASSY STAFF LEFT.THE STUDENTS SAID THEY WERE DEMONSTRATING AGAINST "THE ARIF REGIME AND THE MILITARY DICTATORSHIP" IN IRAQ AND WERE SUPPORTING THE BAATH (ARAB SOCIALIST PARTY), LIKE THE EMBASSY'S PRESS ATTACHE.

    HE SAID IN STATEMENT - WHILE THE AMBASSADOR WAS AWAY INDISPOSED - THAT PRESIDENT ARIF WAS A WELL-KNOWN OPPORTUNIST, AND POWER MAD AND HE WOULD FACE THE SAME FATE AS KASSEM DID.

    THE STUDENTS - OVER 300 OF THEM - CONTROLLED THE BUILDING FOR OVER FIVE HOURS, WATCHED BY POLICE OFFICERS.THEY WOULD ONLY HAVE INTERVENED HAD THEY BEEN ASKED TO BY THE AMBASSADOR.

    AT FIRST THE STUDENTS THREATENED TO STAY INDEFINITELY - UNTIL THEY RECEIVED A REPLY TO A PROTEST TELEGRAM SENT OFF TO BAGHDAD.BUT WHEN THE AMBASSADOR PROMISED A DEPUTATION THAT THEIR VIEWS WOULD BE CONSIDERED BY THE IRAQ AUTHORITIES, THEY DECIDED TO CALL IT A DAY AND LEFT WITHOUT PROTEST.

    IN BAGHDAD, LIFE IS GETTING BACK TO NORMAL, IT WAS REPORTED.CURFEW HAD BEEN REDUCED AND THE NEW GOVERNMENT SAID MOST OF THE NATIONAL GUARD - THE ARMED MILITIA OF THE BAATH PARTY - HAD HANDED IN THEIR WEAPONS.THE NEW VICE-PRESIDENT IS MAJOR GENERAL AHMED HASSAN EL BAKR, THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9HHFHJ8UCHLM9L2VY787CQECP
    Media URN:
    VLVA9HHFHJ8UCHLM9L2VY787CQECP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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