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Washington DC siege

Title
Washington DC siege
Genre
News report; Speech
TX Date
Mar 1977
Year of production
1977
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Duration
00:03:30
Description
Pye Chamberlayne reports on the end of the siege in Washington DC on 11/3/77. The terrorists led by Hanafi muslim Haamas Abdul Khaalis, seized 100 hostages in three buildings and threatened to behead them unless their demands were met; speeches by Mayor Walter Washington and an unidentified hostage.
Contributors
Pye Chamberlayne; Walter Washington
Keywords
USA; Terrorism; Hostages; Islam; Sieges; Haamas Abdul Khaalis; Hanafi

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