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The notes transcribed from the back of this photograph are as follows: Pierre LaPORTE Quebec; Politician, kidnapped by FLQ letter dictating terms of his release (MTL 5) MONTREAL, OCT. 11--LAPORTE KIDNAPPERS' NOTE--A hand-printed note from the kidnappers of Labor Minister Pierre Laporte was found in Montreal's Phillips Square Sunday. The note said Mr. Laporte would be executed if by 10 p.m. Sunday authorities had not complied with the ransom demands set forth by the kidnappers of British diplomat James Cross. The radio station reporter who found the note says Mr. Laporte's kidnappers belong to a different cell of the terrorist Front de Liberation due Quebec. (CP Wirephoto) 1970 (Stf-GF) GF312p The notes written and typed on the back of this photograph, from the time it was printed, are as follows: Pierre LaPORTE Quebec; Politician, kidnapped by FLQ letter dictating terms of his release (MTL 5) MONTREAL, OCT. 11--LAPORTE KIDNAPPERS' NOTE--A hand-printed note from the kidnappers of Labor Minister Pierre Laporte was found in Montreal's Phillips Square Sunday. The note said Mr. Laporte would be executed if by 10 p.m. Sunday authorities had not complied with the ransom demands set forth by the kidnappers of British diplomat James Cross. The radio station reporter who found the note says Mr. Laporte's kidnappers belong to a different cell of the terrorist Front de Liberation due Quebec. (CP Wirephoto) 1970 (Stf-GF) GF312pOctober 15, 1970, transparent
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Pierre LaPORTE Quebec; Politician, kidnapped by FLQ letter dictating terms of his release (MTL 5) MONTREAL, OCT. 11--LAPORTE KIDNAPPERS' NOTE--A hand-printed note from the kidnappers of Labor Minister Pierre Laporte was found in Montreal's Phillips Square Sunday. The note said Mr. Laporte would be executed if by 10 p.m. Sunday authorities had not complied with the ransom demands set forth by the kidnappers of British diplomat James Cross. The radio station reporter who found the note says Mr. Laporte's kidnappers belong to a different cell of the terrorist Front de Liberation due Quebec. (CP Wirephoto) 1970 (Stf-GF) GF312p
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