• Short Summary

    A CURFEW WAS IMPOSED LAST WEDNESDAY ON BEIRUT AND FIVE OTHER CITIES AFTER A SERIES OF CLASHES BETWEEN SECURITY FORCES AND DEMONSTRATORS DEMANDING MORE FREEDOM OF ACTION FOR EL FATAH COMMANDOES AGAINST ISRAEL.

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    A CURFEW WAS IMPOSED LAST WEDNESDAY ON BEIRUT AND FIVE OTHER CITIES AFTER A SERIES OF CLASHES BETWEEN SECURITY FORCES AND DEMONSTRATORS DEMANDING MORE FREEDOM OF ACTION FOR EL FATAH COMMANDOES AGAINST ISRAEL. THE CURFEW WAS LIFTED BRIEFLY, ONCE IN THE MORNING AND ONCE IN THE AFTERNOON, TO ALLOW LIFE TO GET BACK TO NORMAL.

    LEBANON FACES A SERIOUS POLITICAL CRISIS. THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. RASHID KARAMI, RESIGNED ON THURSDAY AND HIS RESIGNATION WAS ACCEPTED BY PRESIDENT CHARLES HELOU WHO HAS SINCE BEEN TRYING TO FIND SOMEONE TO FORM A NEW GOVERNMENT. THERE WERE SIGNS TODAY (SATURDAY) THAT PROGRESS WAS BEING MADE IN TALKS THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN HOLDING.

    THE RIOTS WERE SOME OF THE WORST IN THE LEBANON'S HISTORY. A TOTAL OF 15 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND MANY OTHERS INJURED. THE CURFEW WAS IMPOSED BY MR KARAMI BEFORE HE RESIGNED. TODAY IT WAS LIFTED FOR TWO AND A HALF HOURS IN THE MORNING AND THREE HOURS IN THE AFTERNOON, AND THIS WAS AN HOUR AND A HALF LONGER THAN ON THE FIRST THREE DAYS THE ARMY APPLIED IT.

    SINCE THE BOMBING OF BEIRUT AIRPORT BY THE ISRAELIS THERE HAS BEEN A SPLIT BETWEEN THOSE WHO FEEL THE LEBANON SHOULD SUPPORT HE EL FATAH GUERRILLAS AND THOSE WHO DO NOT WANT THE LEBANON TO BECOME FURTHER INVOLVED IN THE ISRAELI QUESTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADS74FXFD1T2CPI9KEWY8VT0GC
    Media URN:
    VLVADS74FXFD1T2CPI9KEWY8VT0GC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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