• Short Summary

    All is quiet in Algiers and Oran - two largest cities in Algeria - after the June 20 statement from Ferhat Abbas, leader of the Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN), that he would send a delegation to Paris for cease-fire talks with the French Government.

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    All is quiet in Algiers and Oran - two largest cities in Algeria - after the June 20 statement from Ferhat Abbas, leader of the Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN), that he would send a delegation to Paris for cease-fire talks with the French Government.

    French troops have been moved into Algerian cities in anticipation of demonstrations such as the outbreak seen in Algiers last January. Throughout both Algiers and Oran, Europeans have remained calm. Soldiers have had nothing more to do than stand on street corners watching the crowds shopping. All demonstration have been banned and strict censorship has been placed on all newspapers.

    An official of the newly formed French Algerian Front - consisting of Europeans demanding that Algeria remain French - state that in Oran alone the organization now has 50,000 members. One recruiting office is said to have run out of membership forms.

    From the FLN's Tunis headquarters, a spokesman of the "Algerian Provisional Government" said June 22, that an emissary had been appointed and would leave for France in the next few days. A French military aircraft had been placed at the disposal of the FLN delegation, but the rebels rejected the offer saying they were not consulted about the arrangements made for the trip.

    A Sabena airliner broke its journey to Brussels June 23 and landed unexpectedly at El Aquina airport outside Tripoli. It is thought that the member or members of the FLN cease-fire mission boarded the aircraft for Brussels. It was due to arrive later the same afternoon.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA17FKJOIM1XKIJGH4TDFLHCFU1
    Media URN:
    VLVA17FKJOIM1XKIJGH4TDFLHCFU1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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