• Short Summary

    THE ALGIERS BRANCH COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL STUDENTS UNION HAS BEEN DISSOLVED BY THE GOVERNMENT AFTER A MASSIVE STUDENT DEMONSTRATION YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

  • Description

    THE ALGIERS BRANCH COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL STUDENTS UNION HAS BEEN DISSOLVED BY THE GOVERNMENT AFTER A MASSIVE STUDENT DEMONSTRATION YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

    SOME 4,000 STUDENTS MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS OF THE CAPITAL IN WHAT STARTED AS A DESMONSTRATION OF SYMPATHY WITH THE ABDUCTED MOROCCAN OPPOSITION LEADER MEDHI BEN BARKA.

    BUT THEN THE STUDENTS STARTED SHOUTING "MURDERER BOUMENDIENNE" AND CALLED FOR THE FREEING OF AN IMPRISONED ALGERIAN STUDENT LEADER.

    THE GOVERNMENT HAS DENOUNCED SOME OF THE STUDENTS' LEADERS AS "OPPORTUNISTS COUNTER-REVOLUTIONARIES." DURING THE DEMONSTRATION, POLICE ARRESTED 75 PEOPLE BUT THEY WERE RELEASED LATER.

    YESTERDAY'S MARCH FOLLOWED A STUDENT ATTACK ON THE MOROCCAN EMBASSY AND COINCIDED WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE MOROCCAN JUSTICE MINISTER, M. BOUTALED. HE HAS BEEN SEEING PRIME MINISTER BOUMEDIENNE TO EXPLAIN HIS GOVERNMENT'S ATTITUDE TO THE BEN BARKA AFFAIR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3MI1R9DDBB8NVCHFFSNIWXEIG
    Media URN:
    VLVA3MI1R9DDBB8NVCHFFSNIWXEIG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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