• Short Summary

    IN BONN, WEST GERMANY - ABOUT 50 LIBYAN STUDENTS ARE ON A HUNGER STRIKE IN THEIR EMBASSY TO BACK THEIR DEMANDS FOR THE REOPENING OF COLLEGES IN LIBYA CLOSED AFTER DEMONSTRATIONS LAST JANUARY.

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    IN BONN, WEST GERMANY - ABOUT 50 LIBYAN STUDENTS ARE ON A HUNGER STRIKE IN THEIR EMBASSY TO BACK THEIR DEMANDS FOR THE REOPENING OF COLLEGES IN LIBYA CLOSED AFTER DEMONSTRATIONS LAST JANUARY.

    THE STUDENTS ENTERED THE EMBASSY LAST THURSDAY TO STAGE A SIT-DOWN STRIKE WHICH BECAME A HUNGER STRIKE ON SUNDAY AFTER THE GOVERNMENT RETALIATED BY CUTTING OFF THEIR SCHOLARSHIPS AND ORDERING THEM TO RETURN HOME.

    THIRTY OF THE STUDENTS ARE FROM BELGIUM.THEY WENT TO DEMONSTRATE IN BONN SINCE LIBYA HAS NO EMBASSY IN BRUSSELS.THE OTHER 20 ARE STUDYING AT GERMAN UNIVERSITIES AND THEY EXPECT OTHER LIBYANS STUDYING IN BONN TO JOIN THE STRIKE LATER.THEY HAVE CIGARETTES AND WATER, BUT NO OTHER SUPPLIES.

    THE DEMONSTRATIONS WHICH LED TO THE CLOSING OF THE LIBYAN COLLEGES WERE STAGED IN MEMORY OF SEVEN STUDENTS KILLED IN DEMONSTRATIONS A YEAR EARLIER AGAINST FOREIGN MILITARY BASES IN LIBYA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEUWTVQGQFBMLOERZPR0IDSXR1
    Media URN:
    VLVAEUWTVQGQFBMLOERZPR0IDSXR1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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