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.
GV Hydro building in Montreal
GV Police cars outside and policemen on steps of Ministry of Justice (2 shots)
SV Police car in street
GV Police and crowd outside Police H.Q. (2 shots)
SV Man leaves police station. Man being frisked (2 shots)
GV Newsmen and policemen outside headquarters.
CU Girl answering question.
CU Man interviewed.
CU Woman interviewed.
SEQ. 7: GIRL: "I think that they should hold out. If that means that the people who are kidnapped would have to die, then maybe they would have to for the sake of what's going to happen from now on."
SEQ. 8: MAN: "I think that they shouldn't hesitate in thinking that they're going to be overcome by this, I think that they should deal very strongly, and if not then we won't stay superior, in this case, this is what I think, I can't tell you, whatever has come about has come about, we're going to have to handle it, but stay firm, that's it."
SEQ. 9: WOMAN: "Not to give in to them. Not give in. Definitely. A terrible thing, but...."
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Background: 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.