• Short Summary

    POLICE CARRYING RIFLES WITH FIXED BAYONETS PATROLLED THE STREETS OF THE PORTUGUESE ENCLAVE OF MACAO, IN SOUTHERN CHINA, TODAY (TUESDAY) AS AN UNEASY CALM RETURNED AFTER A WEEKEND OF BLOODY RIOTING.

  • Description


    POLICE PATROLS IN MACAO; DEMONSTRATORS BEING MOVED ALONG; DAMAGE; SCENES DURING CURFEW.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: POLICE CARRYING RIFLES WITH FIXED BAYONETS PATROLLED THE STREETS OF THE PORTUGUESE ENCLAVE OF MACAO, IN SOUTHERN CHINA, TODAY (TUESDAY) AS AN UNEASY CALM RETURNED AFTER A WEEKEND OF BLOODY RIOTING.

    UNOFFICIALLY THE DEATH TOLL IS GIVEN AS EIGHT, WITH ANOTHER 35 PEOPLE SERIOUSLY INJURED. THE NEW CHINA NEWS AGENCY -- THE OFFICIAL NEWS AGENCY OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA -- PUT THE DEATH TOLL AT SEVEN, WITH 76 PEOPLE WOUNDED.

    THE RIOTING BROKE OUT AFTER LEFT-WING CHINESE MADE ALLEGATIONS OF BRUTALITY BY POLICE IN MACAO. IT IS REPORTED THAT RED GUARDS WERE INVOLVED IN SUBSEQUENT RIOTING AND CLASHES WITH PORTUGUESE SECURITY FORCES.

    A TWENTY-HOUR CURFEW, IMPOSED AFTER THE DISTURBANCES, WAS RELAXED TODAY, AND IT IS REPORTED THAT PORTUGUESE AUTHORITIES AND REPRESENTATIVES OF LEFT-WING CHINESE ORGANISATIONS ARE TO MEET AND DISCUSS THEIR DIFFERENCES.

    THE CHINESE ARE DEMANDING PUNISHMENT FOR THE POLICE COMMANDER, COMMANDANT OCTAVIO FIGUIREDO, WHOM THEY ALLEGED IS RESPONSIBLE FOR BEATING UP A NUMBER OF CHINESE STUDENTS ON SATURDAY.

    IT IS REPORTED THAT TODY SEVEN GUNBOATS FROM THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA WERE MOORED ONLY A FEW HUNDRED YARDS FROM MACAO HARBOUR.

    ABOUT 300-THOUSAND CHINESE ARE RESIDENT IN MACAO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1DP3KYEAOH1FIAV6MHTGH6LUZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1DP3KYEAOH1FIAV6MHTGH6LUZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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