• Short Summary

    A 24-hour strike throughout Lebanon on Tuesday (28 August), in protest against rising prices, brought to a halt most major services.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Pan idle lorries in Beirut harbour
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    2.
    GV power station idle
    0.14

    3.
    CU newspaper headlines
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    4.
    SV man reading paper
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    5.
    GV bay pan to city
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    6.
    SV and GV empty street and shuttered shops (5 shots)
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    7.
    GV and SV demonstrators in street (3 shots)
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    Initials AE/2.50 AE/3.05



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A 24-hour strike throughout Lebanon on Tuesday (28 August), in protest against rising prices, brought to a halt most major services.

    Shops and offices closed, and banks, newspapers, public transport, electricity, water supplies and seaports were all affected by the stoppage, which was precipitated by a call for direct action by the General Federation of Labour, which represents about 100,000 workers in more than 100 trade unions.

    The Federation threatened to bring out its members in an indefinite strike from 28 September unless steps were taken immediately by the Government to curb inflation.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3YKXRSTGWAT8CSVT0SOLK5H6
    Media URN:
    VLVA3YKXRSTGWAT8CSVT0SOLK5H6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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