• Short Summary

    About 5,000 demonstrators marched through the streets of Cairo, Egypt, on Saturday (20 September) chanting slogans against Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) leader, Yasser Arafat and for President Anwar Sadat and the new interim peace agreement with Israel.

  • Description

    About 5,000 demonstrators marched through the streets of Cairo, Egypt, on Saturday (20 September) chanting slogans against Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) leader, Yasser Arafat and for President Anwar Sadat and the new interim peace agreement with Israel.

    Workers came to Cairo in trucks and buses from many outlying areas and marched across the city to the Abdin Palace, where President Sadat has his offices.

    The workers dispersed quietly after signing their names in the Palace's visitors' book.

    They chanted slogans like "Down with Yasser", "We support Sadat" and "We are all behind you".

    There were very few noticeable signs of security and the demonstration was well-organised and orderly.

    At one stage a fleet of helicopters hovered over the Palace, but they were apparently rehearsing for the celebrations to mark the anniversary of the death of former Egyptian President Nasser which will take place between the 22 and 28 September.

    Arab critics of the peace accord -- including Syria, Jordan and Iraq -- have been condemned by the Egyptian newspapers for their views on the subject, but the papers emphasised that Egyptian anger is directed at Governments .. not people.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAE98C09Z8CJF2CVPWLL464WGR
    Media URN:
    VLVAAE98C09Z8CJF2CVPWLL464WGR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/09/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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