About five thousand Palestine guerillas paraded through the streets of Amman, the capital of Jordan, yesterday (Monday).
About five thousand Palestine guerillas paraded through the streets of Amman, the capital of Jordan, yesterday (Monday). They were demonstrating against the acceptance by the Egyptian and Jordanian governments of the latest American proposals for peace between Israel and the Arab states.
The march was started by commandos and militiamen of two guerilla groups, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and the Marxist-Leninist Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The largest of the ten guerilla groups, Al Fatah, took no official part. It started out about a thousand strong, and swelled to about five thousand as individual members of other groups, and individual citizens, joined in.
The marchers carried banners - white for the Popular Front and red for the Popular Democratic Front - denouncing the Security Council resolution of 1967 and the American peace initiative and calling for support for the struggle against Israel. As they marched, the crowd chanted slogans against President Nasser.
The demonstrators moved through the streets of Amman on foot and on the roofs of cars. Many of them were carrying their weapons, despite the agreement last month between King Hussein of Jordan and the guerilla organisations, which banned the carrying of arms in public.
But no violent incidents were reported, and the march ended peacefully by about mid-day.