• Short Summary

    Demonstrators marched through the streets of the Lebanese capital. Beirut, on Monday (5 June) in?

  • Description

    1.
    SV Demonstrators assembled with banners, singing (2 shots)
    0.16

    2.
    SV Demonstrator lights flame on top of model oil rig tower (2 shots)
    0.27

    3.
    GTV Demonstrators in procession carrying placards and banners
    0.40

    4.
    SV Model of oil rig with poster on side "Imperialist Pig Company"
    0.51

    5.
    SV Demonstrators carrying placards
    1.00

    6.
    SV Demonstrators clapping and shouting
    1.10

    7.
    GTV Procession along road
    1.17



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    EDITORS: IRAQ'S DECISION TO NATIONALISE THE IRAQ PETROLEUM COMPANY HAS BEEN COVERED BY VISNEWS ON PRODUCTION NO 6889/72 SERVICED FROM LONDON ON 4 JUNE. IT SHOWS PRESIDENT AL BAKR ANNOUNCING THE NATIONALISATION.

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    Background: Demonstrators marched through the streets of the Lebanese capital. Beirut, on Monday (5 June) in support of Iraq's decision to nationalise the Iraq Petroleum Company. The company is jointly owned by interests in Britain, the United States, France and the Netherlands.

    The Lebanese Government is one of many in the Arab world to welcome the nationalisation - which has been hailed as a gesture of Arab strength at the time of the sixth anniversary of the outbreak of the Middle East war.

    One of two major pipelines from the iraq Petroleum Company's field has its terminal in Lebanon and when Iraq announced nationalisation of the company the export of oil from the pipeline was temporarily banned by lebanon. However, Lebanon has not followed the example of Syria - which has also nationalised the assets of the Iraq Petroleum Company in its territory.

    The demonstrators in Beirut carried a large mode of an oil rig through the streets upon which the initial of the company - IPC - are made to represent the slogan "Imperialist Pig Company".

    SYNOPSIS: Demonstrators marched through the streets f the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on Monday in a demonstration of support for Iraq's decision to nationalise the foreign-owned Iraq Petroleum Company. Lebanon is one of the terminals of the pipeline network stretching from the Iraq Petroleum Company's field - but so far the Lebanese Government has made no move to nationalise company assets in its territory. This model of an oil rig tower was made to represent the Iraq Petroleum Company - an industrial giant owned jointly by interests in Britain, the United States, France and the Netherlands.

    The initials of the company -- I.P.C. -- take on a new meaning.

    Iraq nationalisation of the Iraq Petroleum Company has been widely welcomed in the Arab world....and Syria too has seized assets of the company inside its borders. The moves are being hailed as a gesture of Arab strength at the time of the sixth anniversary of the outbreak of the Middle East War.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA93OXOGTUFXX8UY36JK4ISWMFG
    Media URN:
    VLVA93OXOGTUFXX8UY36JK4ISWMFG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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