Soviet civilian aircraft flow in to Rawalpindi-Islamabad Airport at the weekend to evacuate wives and children of Soviet diplomats resident in West Pakistan.
GTV Crowd at airport
SV Pakistan troops control crowd
SV Cars going past shouting people (2 shots)
SV Crowd shouting and waving banners
SV Demonstrators in airport building with placards
SV Crowd around cars shouting and waving fists
SV Demonstrator holds up placard "Russia helping India in her sinister design"
SVs Diplomats' families out of car
CU Placard "After defeating India we will defeat Russia" PAN TO youth holding it
SV Crowd shouting from airport bldg.
Demonstrators with placards
SV Families out of vehicles and into building (2 shots)
GV Demonstrators run across tarmac to Soviet aircraft (2 shots)
SV Soviet aircraft PAN TO crowd being restrained by troops.
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Background: Soviet civilian aircraft flow in to Rawalpindi-Islamabad Airport at the weekend to evacuate wives and children of Soviet diplomats resident in West Pakistan. The evacuation operation followed India's announcement of a bombing pause to enable foreign nationals to be flown out from Karathi, Rawalpindi and Dacca.
The arrival of the Soviet aircraft spared off a demonstration by people protesting at Soviet diplomatic support for India in the war against Pakistan. Pakistani troops guarding the airport restrained the demonstrators as the Soviet women and children hurried from their cars to the waiting aircraft. Today (13 Dec.) Pakistan apologised in Moscow for the stoning of embassy dependants at the airport.