Police in Montreal, who have been trying desperately to locate British Trade Commissioner James Cross kidnapped on Monday (5th October) by members of the Liberation Front of Quebec (Flq), yesterday (Thursday 8th October) searched lockers at Windsor Station.
GV EXT TILT DOWN Windsor Station EXt. (2 shots)
MV Police search lockers.
MV Police and crowds watch (2 shots)
SV Police search lockers.
CV FLQ Lawyer at press conference.SOF:
CU Sign "Radio CKLM"
CU Announcer Pierre Pascau SOF:
SEQ. 5: LAWYER: I suggest that the Federal Government wants to settle this problem at best with an armed confrontation with the FLQ and at worst with the execution of Mr Cross. And I say that because in spite of an original statement that it was calling out its police it has changed its mind and it is carrying out a massive police operation with the arbitrary suspension of all civil liberties with regard to the people that have been accused, and I suggest that there's only one reason for this gentlemen, is to try to get to the place where Cross is with the front.
SEQ. 8: PASCAU: They want the Government to say which of the FLQ conditions, they the Government considers are unreasonable. At the bottom there's a note saying that they reject the idea of having a mediator between themselves and the Government, they will carry on giving their news through the channels they've been using so far to avoid being trapped by the police.
REPORTER: Why do you think they're communicating with you?
PASCAU: Because I may be the only journalist in Montreal who's never taken sides in anything. I take sides in one event after another but I haven't got a political colour. I don't care.
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Background: Police in Montreal, who have been trying desperately to locate British Trade Commissioner James Cross kidnapped on Monday (5th October) by members of the Liberation Front of Quebec (Flq), yesterday (Thursday 8th October) searched lockers at Windsor Station. They had been told by a phone caller that a message from the FLQ had been placed there. Nothing was found. Lawyer Robert Lemieux...who has represented FLQ members in the past has denounced the handling of the case, saying it may lead to the death of Mr Cross; while, at the French language Radio Station, CKLM, announcer Pierre Pascau has described how he received an ultimatum from the kidnappers, and why he felt contact had been made with him.