1964 Moscow protest
On 18 March 1964 approximately 50 Moroccan students broke into the embassy of
Soviet authorities complied with the embassy's request to ignore
The students forced their way into the embassy, which was then located on Moscow's Gorki Street (now
In the evening five officials from the Soviet Ministry of Education tried to persuade the students to abandon the demands. To the chagrin of authorities in Morocco, the embassy eventually asked the Soviet government to ignore extraterritoriality and storm the building to remove the students by force. Soviet authorities complied with the request. However, later, when the Moroccan ambassador asked that the students lose their stipends and be expelled from the Soviet Union, the Soviet government quietly shifted all the stipends to public organizations’ accounts, and replied that it had no jurisdiction over these organizations’ scholarships.