The UK Bible Students Website
‘Agitation for more action to stop the flow of Arab oil to the West reached fever pitch today.
In Cairo the International Confederation of Arab Trade Unions called on Arabs to blow up oil installations and pipelines “in any country that hesitates in halting oil pumping to the US and Britain”, and the powerful Cairo radio called on Arabs everywhere to sabotage and destroy British and American interests. . . . British and US consulates in Alexandria were attacked by howling mobs today. By the time troops restored order, the two consulates and the American Jefferson Library were ablaze. . . . In Cairo demonstrators shouted, “Down with [President] Johnson, Down with [Prime Minister] Wilson”, outside the US Embassy, but they were quickly dispersed by armed police.’