• Short Summary

    A CROWD OF MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE MARCHED SIX MILES THROUGH GEORGETOWN LAST THURSDAY IN THE FUNERAL PROCESSION FOR 15-YEAR-OLD BEVAN WILLIAMS, ONE OF THE FIRST VICTIMS OF THE RACIAL RIOTS IN BRITISH GUIANA THIS MONTH.

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    LV POLICEMAN ON HORSEBACK - PEOPLE MILLING AROUND
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    2.
    MV SIGN "MERRIMANS FUNERAL HOME"
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    3.
    MV MEN CARRYING CASKET
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    4.
    MEN PUTTING CASKET INTO HEARSE
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    5.
    MV PEOPLE GATHERING AROUND HEARSE
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    6.
    HEARSE DRIVEN AWAY
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    7.
    PEOPLE WALKING BEHIND HEARSE
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    8.
    MLV LINE OF CARS AND PEOPLE FOLLOWING
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    9.
    MCU GUARD WITH MACHINE GUN
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    10.
    COLD STREAM GUARD STANDING BY SIDE OF ROAD WATCHING PROCESSION GOING BY
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    11.
    MV CASKET BEING CARRIED INTO CEMETERY. PEOPLE FOLLOW
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A CROWD OF MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE MARCHED SIX MILES THROUGH GEORGETOWN LAST THURSDAY IN THE FUNERAL PROCESSION FOR 15-YEAR-OLD BEVAN WILLIAMS, ONE OF THE FIRST VICTIMS OF THE RACIAL RIOTS IN BRITISH GUIANA THIS MONTH.

    WILLIAMS, A NEGRO, WAS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN SHOT BY AN EAST INDIAN ON JULY 1. SINCE THAT TIME AT LEAST SEVEN OTHER PERSONS HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES AS A RESULT OF THE COUNTRY'S RACIAL TROUBLES.

    THE RACIAL VIOLENCE GREW OUT THE 11-WEEK STRIKE OVER THE GOVERNMENT'S CONTROVERSIAL LABOUR BILL. THE STRIKE ENDED JULY 8 UNDER AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN PRIME MINISTER JAGAN AND THE TRADES UNION COUNCIL. THE INDIANS ARE MOSTLY SUPPORTERS OF THE LEFTIST PRIME MINISTER. THE MAJORITY OF NEGROES BACK THE PEOPLE'S NATIONAL CONGRESS, THE CHIEF OPPOSITION PARTY TO THE PEOPLE'S PROGRESSIVE PARTY, HEADED BY MR. JAGAN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1NIA2QFV5WZY6YRK5OCCJJ2DC
    Media URN:
    VLVA1NIA2QFV5WZY6YRK5OCCJJ2DC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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