• Short Summary

    A group of British students belonging to the University Committee for Soviet Jewry clashed with officials of the Soviet Consulate in London today (Thursday).

  • Description

    A group of British students belonging to the University Committee for Soviet Jewry clashed with officials of the Soviet Consulate in London today (Thursday).

    About 50 members of the committee descended on the consulate in the morning to apply for visas to permit them to attend the trials of Jews in the Soviet Union. The student's action was aimed as protest at the "hijack" trial which opened in Leningrad this week.

    Trouble began when their leader, 18-year-old Alan Freeman, found what he claimed was an anti-Jewish pamphlet on the premises. Freeman and other gave graphic accounts of the souffles which followed after they had held copies of the pamphlet up to windows in the consulate.

    A Soviet Embassy spokesman said the group had behaved like hooligans and turned things upside down in the consular offices. He called for stricter protection of the Embassy by the British police. An official later went to the Foreign Office to make a formal complaint.

    SYNOPSIS: There was trouble at the Soviet Consulate in London on Thursday as about fifty Jewish militants tried to apply for visas. They said they wanted to attend the "hijack" trial of Soviet Jews in Leningrad.

    The protestors claimed they had found anti-Jewish pamphlets, and there were scuffles as officials tried to eject them. Afterwards, 18-year-old Alan Freeman gave his version of the incident.....

    Later, an Embassy official made a formal complaint to the foreign office, and a spokesman said the demonstrators had acted like hooligans. A Rabbi who accompanied the group gave this account of events.....

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    Film ID:
    VLVADL3YQPJJE69EO18I5N3FM8E63
    Media URN:
    VLVADL3YQPJJE69EO18I5N3FM8E63
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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