• Short Summary

    DEPOSITORS CROWDED OUTSIDE THE LEBANON'S HEAVILY GUARDED BANKS IN BEIRUT WHEN THEY OPENED TODAY (THURSDAY) AFTER A THREE DAY CLOSURE ORDERED BY THE GOVERNMENT, FOLLOWING A HEAVY RUN ON THE INTRA BANK, ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S MAJOR BANKS.

  • Description

    1.
    GV CROWD QUEUE OUTSIDE BANK - INTRA BANK
    0.05

    2.
    CU DITTO (2 SHOTS)
    0.18

    3.
    SV CROWDS OUTSIDE BANK
    0.22

    4.
    GV DITTO
    0.27

    5.
    CU MAN WITH MONEY WITHDRAWN FROM ANOTHER BANK
    0.32

    6.
    GV ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE BANK ZOOM IN TO POLICE ON GUARD
    0.38

    7.
    GV CROWDS ZOOM IN TO CU OF TWO MEN
    0.42

    8.
    GV CROWDS OUTSIDE BANK
    0.46

    9.
    SV DITTO
    0.49

    10.
    GV POLICE GUARD, WITH BANK IN B/G
    0.53



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: DEPOSITORS CROWDED OUTSIDE THE LEBANON'S HEAVILY GUARDED BANKS IN BEIRUT WHEN THEY OPENED TODAY (THURSDAY) AFTER A THREE DAY CLOSURE ORDERED BY THE GOVERNMENT, FOLLOWING A HEAVY RUN ON THE INTRA BANK, ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S MAJOR BANKS. THE INTRA BANK ITSELF REMAINED CLOSED, IN SPITE OF THE CROWD OF PEOPLE WAITING OUTSIDE.

    AT SOME BANKS, CASHIERS SHOWED PILES OF LARGE DENOMINATION BANKNOTES AS A GESTURE TO RESTORE CONFIDENCE, WHILE MANAGERS PERSONALLY DIRECTED BUSINESS, KEEPING A CLOSE WATCH ON WITHDRAWALS. THE BANK DID NOT CLOSE UNTIL MIDDAY, THE USUAL TIME, AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE BANKERS' ASSOCIATION, MR. PIERRE EDDE, SAID THE SITUATION WAS BY THEN NORMAL.

    THE LEBANESE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED LAST NIGHT THAT IT WAS TAKING MEASURES TO PROTECT DEPOSITORS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAXQ4XGV90ABL7VH4ZEXW9VF2W
    Media URN:
    VLVAXQ4XGV90ABL7VH4ZEXW9VF2W
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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