• Short Summary

    September 6, the day after Congolese President Kasavubu and Premier Lumumba and declared each other deposed, Leopoldville was held in an uneasy calm.

  • Description

    September 6, the day after Congolese President Kasavubu and Premier Lumumba and declared each other deposed, Leopoldville was held in an uneasy calm.

    A neutral zone was established around the Parliament Building - and Mr. Lumumba's residence - and demonstrations were forbidden within its perimeter. Congolese Military Police were on guard before Parliament, and two soldiers - a Congolese and a United Nations Ghanaian - stood sentinel before the Lumumba residence. More soldiers were concealed nearby. Later in the day, Congolese police began checking passing cars.

    With each successive Congo event seeming to complicate the tangled web still further and the Lumumba - Kasavubu feud bringing the Congo close to civil war, United Nations policy was to slow - if possible - the hectic pace of developments. Leopoldville radio was closed down, and airports take over, to prevent further troop movement.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA203FY619QZL4XU77D19IQ6RRZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA203FY619QZL4XU77D19IQ6RRZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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