• Short Summary

    A STRICT CURFEW WAS IMPOSED IN BEIRUT ON SATURDAY FOLLOWING MASSIVE PRO-NASSER DEMONSTRATIONS. THE CURFEW?

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    A STRICT CURFEW WAS IMPOSED IN BEIRUT ON SATURDAY FOLLOWING MASSIVE PRO-NASSER DEMONSTRATIONS. THE CURFEW WAS IMPOSED AT HALF-AN-HOUR'S NOTICE AFTER CERTAIN GROUPS OF DEMONSTRATORS, CELEBRATING PRESIDENT NASSER'S DECISION TO REMAIN EGYPTIAN HEAD OF STATE, DEVELOPED INTO WHAT LEBANESE AUTHORITIES CALLED "RIOTOUS ELEMENTS".

    WHEN THE CURFEW WAS LIFTED OUR CAMERAMAN TOURED THE CITY. EVERYWHERE THERE WAS STRONG FEELING FOR PRESIDENT NASSER, AND SIGNS OF HOSTILITY FELT FOR BRITAIN AND AMERICA. EFFIGIES HANGING FROM LAMP POSTS REPRESENTED PRESIDENT JOHNSON AND QUEEN ELIZABETH. THEY WERE DAUBED WITH THE STAR OF DAVID. ARAB YOUTHS HAD STRUNG THEM UP ON HEARING THE JOINT JORDANIAN AND EGYPTIAN ALLEGATION THAT UNITED STATES AND BRITISH AIRCRAFT HAD ASSISTED ISRAELI FORCES DURING THE FIGHTING.

    MORE SIGNS OF ANTI-AMERICAN FEELING COULD BE SEEN AT A MOTORCAR DEALERS SELLING AMERICAN CARS. WINDOWS HAD BEEN SMASHED AND THE CARS DAMAGED AND SMEARED WITH ANTI-AMERICAN SLOGANS.

    THE PEOPLE OF BEIRUT HAVE RESPONDED GENEROUSLY TO A GOVERNMENT APPEAL FOR CLOTHES AND BLANKETS FOR ARAB REFUGEES IN JORDAN. FILES OF CLOTHES AND BEDDING WERE HEAPED ON STREET CORNERS WHERE THEY WERE COLLECTOR FOR TRANSSHIPPING THROUGH SYRIA TO JORDAN. LEBANON HAS ALSO SENT FOOD AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES FOR THE THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES AND WOUNDED FROM THE BRIEF AND BITTER WAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA57P5XF48OXU0M8HPVX2407JS
    Media URN:
    VLVAA57P5XF48OXU0M8HPVX2407JS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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