• Short Summary

    Police detained 46 Chad students who had occupied their country's embassy in paris on tuesday (16 March) in protest at alleged repression in the West African republic.

  • Description

    Police detained 46 Chad students who had occupied their country's embassy in paris on tuesday (16 March) in protest at alleged repression in the West African republic. The two-hour occupation ended peacefully when police entered the building soon after noon.

    Police said the students would be released after their identities were checked.

    The students were protesting over troop intervention in student demonstrations in chad, the closure of schools in the country, the cancellation of scholarships, and the dissolution of trade unions.

    The peaceful occupation of West African embassies is a regular occurrence in Paris, which has a large community of African students.

    SYNOPSIS: Students from the West African republic of Chan occupied their country's embassy in paris on Tuesday in protest against alleged repression in their homeland.

    The students were protesting over the use of troops to intervene in student demonstrations in chad, the closure of schools and the cancellation of scholarships.

    Other grievances included the repression of strikes, and the dissolution of trade unions. The two-hour occupation ended peacefully when helmeted, armed police entered the building soon after noon. The police took away a total of 46 students, including a woman. They said the students would be released later after their identities had been checked. A student spokesman said earlier that they had been holding the ambassador, but there had been no violence.

    The peaceful occupation of West African embassies is a fairly regular occurrence in Paris, which has a large community of African students.

    A spokesman at the embassy, in the 16th arrondissement said later that no damage was caused during the occupation.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA29E07FQ0FXUNVI248789VVXGC
    Media URN:
    VLVA29E07FQ0FXUNVI248789VVXGC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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