• Short Summary

    Armenian exiles in France and Greece marked the anniversary on April 24 of a massacre allegedly committed by Turks 60 years ago.In Paris, a group of exiles laid wreaths at the Place de l'Etoile as a lament was played, while in Athens, exile groups skirmished with police in demonstrations outside the Turkish Embassy.A strong police cordon surrounded the embassy, and officials refused to accept an Armenian petition at the front door.A group of protesters symbolically burned the Turkish national flag.Armenians in both countries were marking the alleged massacre of an estimated one and a half million of their countrymen by the Turks at the start of World War I.Pressure groups have since called for United Nations action on behalf of exiled Armenians throughout the world.No incidents were recorded in either capital.

  • Description

    FRANCE (CAUSSIDERY)


    1.
    GV PAN Wreaths on eternal flame in Place de l'Etoile as crowds watch. Bugler plays. (2 SHOTS)
    0.24

    2.
    LV & GV Armed police stand by as crowds watch. (2 SHOTS)
    0.30

    3.
    GV Demonstrators chant against Turkey.
    0.45


    GREECE (TRANSEAST)


    4.
    GVs Demonstrators in streets. (4 SHOTS)
    1.09

    5.
    GV & CU Sign outside Turkish Embassy. (2 SHOTS)
    1.14

    6.
    SV, TV Police skirmish with demonstrators.
    1.29

    7.
    SV Police detain protestor.
    1.39

    8.
    LV & CU Demonstrators chant outside embassy. (2 SHOTS)
    1.47

    9.
    CU Protestors burn Turkish flag.
    1.57




    Initials ASG/JRS





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    Background: Armenian exiles in France and Greece marked the anniversary on April 24 of a massacre allegedly committed by Turks 60 years ago.In Paris, a group of exiles laid wreaths at the Place de l'Etoile as a lament was played, while in Athens, exile groups skirmished with police in demonstrations outside the Turkish Embassy.A strong police cordon surrounded the embassy, and officials refused to accept an Armenian petition at the front door.A group of protesters symbolically burned the Turkish national flag.Armenians in both countries were marking the alleged massacre of an estimated one and a half million of their countrymen by the Turks at the start of World War I.Pressure groups have since called for United Nations action on behalf of exiled Armenians throughout the world.No incidents were recorded in either capital.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA668LINT6EB165QURSIRXLPUSS
    Media URN:
    VLVA668LINT6EB165QURSIRXLPUSS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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