• Short Summary

    Martial law was declared this morning in the town of Ramalla for just a few hours and shops stayed closed until towards lunchtime, giving the people of the twin city of Ramalla/El Bireh a chance to enjoy the morning sun.

  • Description

    1.
    CU - sign: "Ramalla"
    1 ft

    2.
    GV - street
    4 ft

    3.
    CU - sign: "Al Bireh Shopping Centre" PULL/PAN GV - street
    9 ft

    4.
    GV/PAN - street - soldiers through in jeep (2 shots)
    16 ft

    5.
    GV - people opening shops (4 shots)
    21 ft

    6.
    GV - armed troops in streets (2 shots)
    30 ft

    7.
    MV ZOOM CU - red triangles daubed on doors
    33 ft

    8.
    MV/PAN - personnel - carrier along street
    36 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Martial law was declared this morning in the town of Ramalla for just a few hours and shops stayed closed until towards lunchtime, giving the people of the twin city of Ramalla/El Bireh a chance to enjoy the morning sun. Late in the morning, security forces drove through the streets of town and told the shopkeepers they could reopen their business, and within 20 minutes the city square looked normal again.

    But security forces were ever-present and the air was a bit tense, as some shops, whose owners refused to open up, were marked with a red triangle; they might have to stay closed now for quite some time. But 99% of all business was back to normal as security forces patrolled the streets, as they have done now ever since the unrest started.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6FM1BQFIV81WR9037EF6G1XUU
    Media URN:
    VLVA6FM1BQFIV81WR9037EF6G1XUU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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