• Short Summary

    Africans rioting in protest against the proposed terms of the British settlement with Rhodesia brought violence to within one mile (1.6 kilometres) of the centre of Salisbury on Wednesday night (19 Jan.).

  • Description

    Africans rioting in protest against the proposed terms of the British settlement with Rhodesia brought violence to within one mile (1.6 kilometres) of the centre of Salisbury on Wednesday night (19 Jan.).

    The violence occurred in the African suburb of Harari. Three Africans were shot dead in the fighting--apparently victims of police marksmen. Twenty-four other Africans received gunshot wounds, and thirteen Europeans were injured by flying stones.

    Four vehicles were burned by the rioters--and in one street a whole row of African and Indian-owned shops were stoned and Looted.

    SYNOPSIS: Emergency services were kept busy in a suburb of the Rhodesian capital, Salisbury on Wednesday as Africans rioted in protest against the proposed terms of the British settlement. Four vehicles blazed in the streets as firefighters rushed from one place to another. During the violence three Africans died... apparently the victims of police marksmen. Another 24 Africans were wounded.

    Flying stones took their toll. Thirteen Europeans were injured by stones and were taken to hospital.

    Widespread looting accompanied the violence--but its full extent wasn't evident until daybreak. A whole row of shops owned by Africans and Indians was wrecked--the contents heaped on the pavements outside. The wreckage here followed just one of the outbreaks of violence which have plagued Rhodesia since the Pearce Commission began its inquiries. By Friday the rioting had caused the deaths of thirteen people--and damage to property in many Rhodesian centres.

    As Africans in this suburb returned to work on the morning after the rioting, tension remained high. Out of sight most of the time-- but present in force was a large contingent of heavily-armed riot police and troops. The violence has led to several calls by leading Rhodesians for the recall to Britain of the Pearce Commission, and a warning from the Rhodesian Prime Minister, Mr. Smith that the government would deal firmly with assaults on law and order.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3FWDLAJT9TJSRHQAUUIDNKCB1
    Media URN:
    VLVA3FWDLAJT9TJSRHQAUUIDNKCB1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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