• Short Summary

    TUNISIA'S AMBASSADOR TO CAIRO WAS GIVEN A BIG WELCOME TODAY (THURSDAY) WHEN HE RETURNED TO TUNIS FOLLOWING YESTERDAY'S ATTACK ON HIS OFFICIAL RESIDENCE IN CAIRO, DURING WHICH THE BUILDING WAS SET ON FIRE.

  • Description

    1.
    GV DEMONSTRATORS
    0.05

    2.
    GV SECURITY FORCES
    0.11

    3.
    GV PAN DEMONSTRATORS AND SECURITY FORCES CLASH (3 SHOTS)
    0.28

    4.
    SV FIRE ENGINE
    0.31

    5.
    CU PLAQUE 'TUNIS AMBASSADOR'S RESIDENCE'
    0.34

    6.
    SV RESIDENCE
    0.36

    7.
    SV DEMONSTRATORS LED AWAY
    0.39

    8.
    GV DEMONSTRATORS BEING TAKEN AWAY
    0.44

    9.
    LV PAN AMBASSADOR'S RESIDENCE ON FIRE
    1.04

    10.
    SV SECURITY FORCES
    1.07

    11.
    LV MOUNTED POLICE CLEAR STREET.
    1.12



    Initials JM/V/RM/EEH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TUNISIA'S AMBASSADOR TO CAIRO WAS GIVEN A BIG WELCOME TODAY (THURSDAY) WHEN HE RETURNED TO TUNIS FOLLOWING YESTERDAY'S ATTACK ON HIS OFFICIAL RESIDENCE IN CAIRO, DURING WHICH THE BUILDING WAS SET ON FIRE.

    THE ATTACK WAS IN PROTEST AGAINST THE STONING OF THE EGYPTIAN EMBASSY IN TUNIS ON TUESDAY. PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA HAS BEEN BITTERLY ATTACKED BY OTHER ARAB COUNTRIES FOR PROPOSING LAST WEEK THAT THEY ALL RECOGNISE ISRAEL AND NEGOTIATE WITH HER FOR A PORTION OF TERRITORY FOR PALESTINE ARAB REFUGEES.

    THE TUNISIAN AMBASSADOR HAD GONE TO CAIRO TWO DAYS AGO WITH A PERSONAL NOTE FROM PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA FOR PRESIDENT NASSER CONCERNING THE CONTROVERSIAL PROPOSALS. THE ATTACK ON HIS RESIDENCE CAME AS HE SOUGHT THE MEETING. HE HAS NOW RETURNED TO TUNIS WITHOUT DELIVERING THE MESSAGE.

    THE BLAZE STARTED AFTER AN ESTIMATED 3,000 STUDENTS FROM CAIRO UNIVERSITY MARCHED ON THE BUILDING SHOUTING SUCH SLOGANS AS 'DEATH TO BOURGUIBA' AND 'TRAITORS TO THE GALLOWS'. HUNDREDS OF EXTRA POLICE WERE CALLED OUT, BUT THEY COULD NOT PREVENT THE RIOTERS FROM BREAKING INTO THE BUILDING AND STARTING THE FIRE.

    IN TUNIS TODAY, THE AMBASSADOR, M. BADRA SAID: "A MESSENGER OF PEACE IN CAIRO, I ALMOST LOST MY LIFE THERE". MERCENARIES ARMED WITH REVOLVERS AND KNIVES ATTACKED MY RESIDENCE AND LOOKED FOR ME TO KILL ME".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1T9GSBSFLAL4Y8ATGEL1PUYPY
    Media URN:
    VLVA1T9GSBSFLAL4Y8ATGEL1PUYPY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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