• Short Summary

    More than 2,000 people took to the streets of Beirut yesterday (19 September) to demonstrate against the action of King Hussein in sending in army units to attack Palestinian commando strongholds in Jordan.

  • Description

    More than 2,000 people took to the streets of Beirut yesterday (19 September) to demonstrate against the action of King Hussein in sending in army units to attack Palestinian commando strongholds in Jordan.

    The marchers carried posters attacking King Hussein and "imperialism" as they surged through the streets. Steel-helmeted police lined the pavements. The British and United States Embassies were heavily guarded by armed riot police and armoured cars. Portable barricades were in evidence at American banks in the city and outside the Pan American Airlines office.

    The Lebanses Minister of the Interior, M. Kamal Joumblatt, had given permission for the parade to be held on condition that the demonstrators behaved in a responsible manner.

    King Hussein yesterday sent a message to President Nasser of Egypt saying that he would order a cesefire against the commandos after his army had gained control over the situation in the hope that the guerrillas would respond to a creasefire appel made last week by the Egyptian leader.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF1XXRC3LL38VT9C9V336DAK4Z
    Media URN:
    VLVAF1XXRC3LL38VT9C9V336DAK4Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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