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Thor Heyerdahl stages boat-burning protest

Title
Thor Heyerdahl stages boat-burning protest
Genre
News report
TX Date
26 Apr 1978
Year of production
1978
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Duration
00:01:28
Description
Report on explorer Thor Heyerdahl burning his reed raft as a protest against the wars raging on every side in the Red Sea and Horn of Africa - particularly in Ethiopia. It tells how he was refused entry to Ethiopia and Yemen, and his telegram to the UN Secretary General protesting against the wars. Male reporter not identified.
Contributors
None Identified
Keywords
War; Political protests; UN; Record attempts; Boats; Ethiopia; Yemen; Peaceful protests; Thor Heyerdahl; Red Sea; Kurt Waldheim

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