• Short Summary

    The city of Montreal is in the grip of its most stringent security clamp-down as police and troops guard public buildings and the homes of statesmen, politicians and other prominent people.

  • Description

    The city of Montreal is in the grip of its most stringent security clamp-down as police and troops guard public buildings and the homes of statesmen, politicians and other prominent people. People entering Ministry buildings and police stations are frisked to make sure they are not carrying weapons or explosives.

    The security clamp-down in Montreal follows the kidnapping of Mr. James Cross, the British Trade Commissioner in the city, and M. Pierre Laporte, the Quebed Labour Minister, by units of the FLQ, the Quebed separatist organisation. In return they want a plane to take 23 political prisoners to Cuba or Algeria. The two separate units of the FLQ who carried out the kidnappings have each demanded, in addition, large sums of money in gold. But these money demands are not mentioned in their latest communiques. The FLQ and the Government of Quebec have now begun negotiations through their representatives, M. Robert Demers, for the Government, and M. Robert Lemieux, for the separatists.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC3UKMOF76SFC60OUMQNMJ0RR9
    Media URN:
    VLVAC3UKMOF76SFC60OUMQNMJ0RR9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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