Right Wing political parties in Lebanon staged an anti-Communist rally in Boerut on Sunday (March 19).
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SV People watching from balcony.
SV Women soldiers march past
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GTV Crowd with banners
STV Delegation being greeted.
STV Leaders carried on shoulders through crowd
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Background: Right Wing political parties in Lebanon staged an anti-Communist rally in Boerut on Sunday (March 19).
Men and women soldiers, solider by the Lebanese Phalangist party, marched through the streets of the city to the relying point where party leaders were given an enthusiastic welcome.
Right-wing elements in Lebanon have been calling for the demonstration since the Lebanese Communist Party held its third congress in January.
As the Rightist parties staged their anti-Communist rally, leftist groups were also meeting in Beirut to condemn King Hussein of Jordan for his proposal of a federal Kingdom covering both banks of the Jordan.
SYNOPSIS: Lebanese troops, organised by the right-wing Phalangist party, marched through Beirut streets on Sunday, in a show of anti-Communist strength which culminated with a rally in the city centre.
Women soldiers too took part in the demonstration, called in a bid to unite nationalist groups against the Communists and their sympathisers.
Ever since the Lebanese Communist Party held its third Congress in January this year, leaders of the Right wing parties have been trying to stage this show of anti-Communist feeling.
As this crowd massed to welcome its organisers and party leaders, leftist groups were also meeting in the city. The were protesting against King Hussein of Jordan's proposal for a new federal kingdom to be created covering both banks of the Jordan river.
A young Cedar tren -- a traditional symbol of Lebanon -- had a special place at the Right-wing rally. The event was not organised to back King Hussein's controversial proposals but, unlike other demonstrations in the Arab world since he made them, it did not condemn them.