• Short Summary

    THE CHAIRMAN OF THE REUNION COMMUNIST PARTY, M. PAUL VERGES, WAS GIVEN PERMISSION TO RETURN?

  • Description

    1.
    LS. POLICE AND POLICE VEHICLES WAIT
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    2.
    MS. TWO POLICE VEHICLES
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    3.
    MLS EXT. AIRPORT BUILDING
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    4.
    LS. AIRCRAFT LANDS
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    5.
    LS. AIRPORT BUILDING
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    6.
    LS. VERGES DOWN AIRCRAFT STEPS
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    7.
    MS. POLICE AND CROWD OUTSIDE AIRPORT BUILDING
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    8.
    MS. VERGES WALKS TOWARDS CAMERA
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    9.
    MS. POLICE AND CROWD
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    10.
    CS. VERGES
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    11.
    MS. POLICE CHECK CARS
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    12.
    LV. POLICE OUTSIDE AIRPORT BUILDING
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    13.
    LS. POLICE VEHICLE WAITS TO MOVE OFF
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    14.
    MS. POLICE IN FRONT OF AIRPORT BUILDING
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE CHAIRMAN OF THE REUNION COMMUNIST PARTY, M. PAUL VERGES, WAS GIVEN PERMISSION TO RETURN TO HIS OWN COUNTRY AFTER THREE YEARS OF CLANDESTINE, THEN ENFORCED RESIDENCE IN FRANCE. THE IMPOSITION WAS LIFTED BY THE FRENCH AUTHORITIES. BEFORE HIS RETURN TO REUNION, THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES HAD FORBIDDEN ALL DEMONSTRATIONS. POLICE REINFORCEMENTS WERE SENT IN BEFORE M. VERGES ARRIVED.

    THE BAN ON DEMONSTRATION OF ALL KINDS IN REUNION AND THE PRESENCE OF POLICE REINFORCEMENTS WERE ALL AIMED AT PREVENTING THE POPULATION FROM MANIFESTING SYMPATHY TOWARDS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE REUNION COMMUNIST PARTY. SINCE THE END OF HIS ENFORCED RESIDENCE IN FRANCE MEETINGS HAD MULTIPLIED ON THE ISLAND AND THE POLICE EXPECTED CROWDS AT THE AIRPORT. IN SPITE OF THE RESTRICTIONS A CROWD HAD GATHERED AT THE AIRPORT TO MEET THE COMMUNIST LEADER, ALTHOUGH OFFICIAL PASSES WERE NECESSARY TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE AIRFIELD.

    THE EXPECTED PUBLIC WELCOME FOR M. VERGES INDICATED THE DEGREE OF SUPPORT WHICH THE POPULATION GIVE TO HIS POLICY OF AUTONOMY FOR THE ISLAND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2QI3R559A0BDXUUUFNHKPWQVO
    Media URN:
    VLVA2QI3R559A0BDXUUUFNHKPWQVO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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