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    INTRODUCTION: In Lebanon, there's been a demonstration by university students calling for better pay and working conditions for their teachers -- a peaceful contrast to the crackle of gunfire from private armies, almost a daily happening in the country today.

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    GV Demonstrators walking through street
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    SV ZOOM OUT TO GV Student leaders addressing crowd
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    GV Chanting students walking down street
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    GV Students carrying mock coffin
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    GV Chanting students walking down street
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    Background: INTRODUCTION: In Lebanon, there's been a demonstration by university students calling for better pay and working conditions for their teachers -- a peaceful contrast to the crackle of gunfire from private armies, almost a daily happening in the country today.

    SYNOPSIS: The students belong to the state-run university in Beirut. It was their first demonstration on this scale since Lebanon's civil war ended in 1976. Apart from supporting their teachers, the students were calling for the formation of representative councils at the university, and they want to be included. The protest was supported by students of both Christian east Beirut and the predominantly Moslem western sector.

    Higher education in the Lebanon is provided by 12 institutions, including five universities. Free education in the country was introduced in 1960. But private organisations still provide the main opportunities for secondary and university education.

    The students hope their demonstration will bring greater rewards for their teachers and that their protest will attract wide attention.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9W8ROEGY781FPTS4MK7TJUB4F
    Media URN:
    VLVA9W8ROEGY781FPTS4MK7TJUB4F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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