• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT GEORGES POMPIDOU -- LEADER OF FRANCE -- ARRIVED IN NEW YORK AMIDD THREATS OF DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST HIS AMERICAN VISIT.

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    PRESIDENT GEORGES POMPIDOU -- LEADER OF FRANCE -- ARRIVED IN NEW YORK AMIDD THREATS OF DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST HIS AMERICAN VISIT. YESTERDAY (SUNDAY), THE PRESIDENT WAS HISSED AND BOOED BY ABOUT 2,500 DEMONSTRATORS WHEN HIS PLANE LANDED AT THE WESTCHESTER COUNTY AIRPORT IN NEW YORK STATE.

    THERE WERE REPORTS THAT PRESIDENT POMPIDOU WAS SO UPSET BY THE DEMONSTRATIONS THAT HE WAS GOING TO CUT SHORT HIS TOUR AND RETURN TO PARIS. LATER IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE VISIT WOULD CONTINUE, BUT MME POMPIDOU WILL RETURN HOME.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS WAITED IN FREEZING CONDITIONS FOR THREE HOURS FOR THE FRENCH LEADER'S AIRCRAFT TO LAND AT WHITE PLAINS. THEY CARRIED PLACARDS AND BANNERS READING "IS FRENCH NEUTRALITY A MIRAGE" AND "WE WORK FOR PEACE? WHAT DOES POMPIDOU THEY WERE REFERRING TO FRANCE'S PART IN THE MIDDLE EAST ARMS ISSUE.

    HOWEVER, THE PROTESTERS HAD LITTLE CHANCE TO FORCE THEIR INTENTIONS ON THE PRESIDENT. AFTER HIS PLANE LANDED HE HAD A HURRIED MEETING WITH OFFICIALS GATHERED TO WELCOME HIM AND WAS WHISKED AWAY IN A COVERED CAR.

    MEANWHILE, IN NEW YORK, SEVERAL HUNDRED DEMONSTRATORS GATHERED OUTSIDE THE FRENCH CONSULATE BUILDING TO ADD THEIR DISAPPROVAL OF THE PRESIDENT'S VISIT. AT LEAST ONE YOUTH WAS ARRESTED AFTER POLICE REMOVED DEMONSTRATORS SQUATTING ON THE PAVEMENT IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADYP3C1PU9UC76TVY4Z86A157M
    Media URN:
    VLVADYP3C1PU9UC76TVY4Z86A157M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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