• Short Summary

    THE TRADITIONAL OPENING OF PARLIAMENT IN THE HAGUE WAS MARRED TODAY BY ANONYMOUS THREATS ON QUEEN JULIANA'S LIFE AND ARRESTS BY POLICE AFTER JEERING YOUTHS HAD DEMONSTRATED ALONG THE ROUTE OF THE ROYAL COACH.

  • Description

    THE TRADITIONAL OPENING OF PARLIAMENT IN THE HAGUE WAS MARRED TODAY BY ANONYMOUS THREATS ON QUEEN JULIANA'S LIFE AND ARRESTS BY POLICE AFTER JEERING YOUTHS HAD DEMONSTRATED ALONG THE ROUTE OF THE ROYAL COACH.

    AS THE QUEEN AND PRINCE BERNHARD DROVE IN THEIR GOLD COACH TO THE ANNUAL CEREMONY MARKING THE OPENING OF THE NEW PARLIAMENTARY SESSION, YOUTHS THREW FIREWORKS AT THE COACH. THREE ARRESTS WERE MADE. THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE PROTESTING WHAT THEY CALLED "DICTORIAL" GOVERNMENT POLICIES IN ARTS AND EDUCATION.

    EARLIER POLICE BEGAN MAXIMUM SECURITY PRECAUTIONS AFTER ANONYMOUS PHONE CALLS TO NEWSPAPERS THREATENING THAT IF AN "ARAB FREEDOM FIGHTER" NOW IN JAIL WAS NOT RELEASED "QUEEN JULIANA WILL DIE".

    THE "FREEDOM FIGHTER" IS A 15 YEAR OLD JORDANIAN WHO WAS ARRESTED EARLIER THIS MONTH AFTER A BOMB WAS HURLED AT THE ISRAELI EMBASSY IN THE HAGUE.

    IN SPITE OF THE THREATS AND THE DEMONSTRATION, THE QUEEN REACHED PARLIAMENT AT THE SCHEDULED TIME.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAATKWQLO11JJH9VO4DRXXDIOVT
    Media URN:
    VLVAATKWQLO11JJH9VO4DRXXDIOVT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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