• Short Summary

    A group of Palestinian women living in England staged a demonstration in London, on Tuesday (15 May), to mark the 25th year of their exile from Palestine. (Israel was given its independence on 15 May 1948.)
    The women, all dressed in black, marched through Whitehall in central London to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph.

  • Description

    A group of Palestinian women living in England staged a demonstration in London, on Tuesday (15 May), to mark the 25th year of their exile from Palestine. (Israel was given its independence on 15 May 1948.)
    The women, all dressed in black, marched through Whitehall in central London to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph. The simple ceremony was also in memory of the Arabs killed fighting for the Allies in the 1914-1918 World War.

    Later, the group marched to Buckingham Palace, where they handed in a letter addressed to Queen Elizabeth.

    SYNOPSIS: At the Cenotaph in central London on Tuesday, May 15th, a simple ceremony took place in memory of the Palestinians who died for the allies during the First World War.

    In front of a small group of onlookers, about a dozen women, all Palestinians living in England, laid a wreath at the base of the Cenotaph. All of them were dressed in black for mourning.

    The women chose May 15th to stage their demonstration because it marked the 25th anniversary of Israel's independence, and their 25th year of exile from Palestine.

    After the wreath-laying ceremony, the women marched to Buckingham Palace.

    At the Palace, two representatives from the group, escorted by the police, presented a letter, addressed to Queen Elizabeth. It was received by a Buckingham Palace official. The letter appealed for the Queen's sympathy for their grievance, and not to endorse any policy which might hinder the Palestinian cause.

    Through the march, which took the Palestinian women through Whitehall, there were no incidents.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEPZTYBKEJBP198C5D1WOR1AAC
    Media URN:
    VLVAEPZTYBKEJBP198C5D1WOR1AAC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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