• Short Summary

    SWEDISH AND ARAB SUPPORTERS OF THE PALESTINE CAUSE TODAY OCCUPIED THE EGYPTIAN, SAUDI ARABIAN AND TUNISIAN EMBASSIES IN STOCKHOLM TO PROTEST AGAINST THE JORDANIAN GOVERNMENT'S OFFENSIVE AGAINST THE PALESTINE GUERRILLAS.

  • Description

    SWEDISH AND ARAB SUPPORTERS OF THE PALESTINE CAUSE TODAY OCCUPIED THE EGYPTIAN, SAUDI ARABIAN AND TUNISIAN EMBASSIES IN STOCKHOLM TO PROTEST AGAINST THE JORDANIAN GOVERNMENT'S OFFENSIVE AGAINST THE PALESTINE GUERRILLAS. THE DEMONSTRATORS, NUMBERING ABOUT 70, PLANNED TO STAY IN THE EMBASSIES FOR THREE HOURS. BUT POLICE MOVED IN AND ALL THE BUILDINGS WERE CLEARED WITHIN TWO HOURS. THE ONLY VIOLENT INCIDENT WAS AT THE EGYPTIAN EMBASSY WHERE FIGHTING BROKE OUT IN THE STREETS AS POLICE LED TWO OF THE DEMONSTRATORS AWAY.

    SYNOPSIS: POLICE IN STOCKHOLM MOVED IN TODAY AS ABOUT 70 SUPPORTERS OF THE PALESTINE GUERRILLAS OCCUPIED THE EGYPTIAN, SAUDI ARABIAN AND TUNISIAN EMBASSIES. THE PROTESTORS WERE DEMONSTRATING OVER THE JORDANIAN GOVERNMENT'S OFFENSIVE AGAINST THE GUERRILLAS.

    THE PROTESTORS HAD PLANNED TO OCCUPY THE EMBASSIES FOR THREE HOURS. BUT POLICE MOVED IN QUICKLY AND THE TUNISIAN EMBASSY WAS CLEARED IN JUST UNDER TWO HOURS....BUT NOT BEFORE LEAFLETS PLEADING THE GUERRILLA'S CAUSE HAD BEEN THROWN FROM A WINDOW. THE TUNISIAN STAFF SAID THEY WERE SYMPATHETIC TO THE PROTESTORS AND WOULD PASS ON A PETITION.

    IS SEEMS THE DEMONSTRATORS ALSO RECEIVED A SYMPATHETIC RECEPTION AT THE SAUDI ARABIAN EMBASSY WHERE AN OFFICIAL SAID THE OCCUPANTS TALKED OVER THE MIDDLE EAST SITUATION AND THEN LEFT PEACEFULLY. BUT AT THE EGYPTIAN EMBASSY, THERE WAS FIGHTING AS POLICE LED SOME OF THE DEMONSTRATORS OUT OF THE BUILDING. SEVEN PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC33OFCK54PK7IPWCSOG60GVK8
    Media URN:
    VLVAC33OFCK54PK7IPWCSOG60GVK8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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