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    Emperor Bokassa of the Central African Empire continues to deny that his security forces massacred scores of schoolchildren last month...

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    Emperor Bokassa of the Central African Empire continues to deny that his security forces massacred scores of schoolchildren last month...the issue which has caused the resignation of his country's Ambassador to France and the suspension of French military aid. The Emperor does concede that what he calls "grown-up youths" were killed by troops during rioting. He spoke to newsmen in Kigali, Rwanda, on Tuesday (22 May).

    SYNOPSIS: Emperor Bokassa told reporters that there were people killed during the first riots...But he said they were not students. The Emperor said that people of several districts were fighting together with the students. They were armed with spears.

    Emperor Bokassa said that when the students withdrew from the fighting with police the other people kept fighting with spears and knives. he said they killed and wounded a number of policemen and had thirteen killed on their side. The Emperor said that figure was confirmed by an official announcement.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA340PVW5DVXH6CJQJDYREN3IXE
    Media URN:
    VLVA340PVW5DVXH6CJQJDYREN3IXE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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