• Short Summary

    Over 40,000 ANTI-AMERICAN DEMONSTRATORS, INCLUDING ARMED COMMANDO MILITIAMEN, ATTACKED THE U.S. EMBASSY IN AMMAN ON?

  • Description

    Over 40,000 ANTI-AMERICAN DEMONSTRATORS, INCLUDING ARMED COMMANDO MILITIAMEN, ATTACKED THE U.S. EMBASSY IN AMMAN ON WEDNESDAY (15 APRIL) AND SET FIRE TO THE AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTRE. SHORTLY AFTER THE CROWDS WENT ON THE RAMPAGE, THE UNIFIED COMMAND OF THE PALESTINE RESISTANCE MOVEMENT, CALLED UPON JORDANIANS TO CEASE DEMONSTRATIONS.

    THE MOVEMENT, WHICH GROUPS TEN COMMANDO ORGANISATIONS, URGED JORDANIANS TO CONFINE THEIR PROTEST AGAINST FRIDAY'S (17 APRIL) VISIT BY PRESIDENT NIXON'S MIDDLE EAST ENVOY, MR. JOSEPH SISCO, TO A PEACEFUL STRIKE.

    IT WAS TO PROTEST AGAINST MR. SISCO'S VISIT AND U.S. POLICY IN THE MIDDLE EAST THAT THE DEMONSTRATORS SMASHED EMBASSY WINDOWS AND HAULED DOWN THE STARS AND STRIPES AND REPLACED WITH THE PALESTINIAN FLAG.

    INFLAMMABLE CONTENTS OF THE CULTURAL CENTRE WERE REDUCED TO ASHES. ABOUT 15,000 BOOKS AND PICTURES IN THE CENTRE'S LIBRARY WERE DESTROYED IN THE FIRE.

    FIREMEN PREVENTED THE FIRE FROM SPREADING TO OTHER STOREYS, AND THEY WERE ALSO ABLE TO SAVE SOME OF THE SEATS IN THE CENTRE'S LECTURE HALL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB1O84DHM2JZDBQATN87XGXV68
    Media URN:
    VLVAB1O84DHM2JZDBQATN87XGXV68
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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