• Short Summary

    About fifty people staging a sit-in outside the British Embassy in Teheran left on Friday (22 August) at the request of the Iranian majlis (parliament).

  • Description

    1.
    GV Banners and portraits of Ayatollah Khomeini on walls of British embassy, Teheran
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    2.
    SV Demonstrators removing placards PAN TO Soldiers with rifles
    0.16

    3.
    CU Man folding picture of the Ayatollah and PAN ALONG Banners (2 shots)
    0.38

    4.
    SV Women outside embassy (2 shots)
    0.50

    5.
    SV PAN ALONG Tea urns and buckets
    0.58

    6.
    GV People removing banners
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    Background: About fifty people staging a sit-in outside the British Embassy in Teheran left on Friday (22 August) at the request of the Iranian majlis (parliament).

    SYNOPSIS: The demonstrators had been camped outside the embassy on Teheran's Ferdowsi Avenue for almost two weeks. They were demanding the release of sixty students arrested in London on the fourth of August during demonstrations outside the American Embassy.

    The British Embassy temporarily suspended its operations and most of its staff returned to Britain following the hostile demonstrations. Seven British-based staff and four dependents left the embassy, leaving a staff of four and three dependents remaining in Teheran.

    The sit-in ended following assurances from Iranian government representatives that they would contact the British authorities about the Iranian students being detained in London. The charge d'affaires at the embassy had earlier said that the building would be re-opened to the public once the situation had calmed down.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7TQT3OEYBKQB0RAIW1OU1FB9I
    Media URN:
    VLVA7TQT3OEYBKQB0RAIW1OU1FB9I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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