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    Palestinian students demonstrated in Paris on Tuesday (15 June) against the Syrian intervention in Lebanon and called on Damascus to withdraw its forces.

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    Palestinian students demonstrated in Paris on Tuesday (15 June) against the Syrian intervention in Lebanon and called on Damascus to withdraw its forces.

    SYNOPSIS: The students were joined by other Arabs and supporters from French left-wing organisations. They carried banners and placards condemning Syria. They also called on the French people to support their demands. The march was the latest of several events launched to mobilise French public opinion in favour of the Palestinian cause. It came two days before Syrian President Hafez Al-Assad starts an official visit to Paris. This march was organised by the National Palestine Committee, the French United Socialist Party and six other French left-wing movements.

    The demonstrators also chanted slogans against a French government proposal to send a French peace-keeping force to Lebanon. The idea was suggested before the Syrians intervened, and has not been supported by any Arab state. However, the students are keen to win support from the French people against the Syrian action. They argue that France, with strong traditional links of language and culture in Lebanon, may have an important influence on events. Meanwhile, France has announced it's ready to organise a conference of all the warring factions in the Lebanese crisis.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD1KQ70Z3KDLHEBZEC1DMQDPLO
    Media URN:
    VLVAD1KQ70Z3KDLHEBZEC1DMQDPLO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
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    N/A

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