• Short Summary

    Following the refusal by many foreign students of the University of Abidjan to promise to refrain from demonstrating about the alleged invasion of Guinea by foreign powers, the Ivory Coast government, fearing possible violence, deported hundreds of them on Friday (27 November).

  • Description

    Following the refusal by many foreign students of the University of Abidjan to promise to refrain from demonstrating about the alleged invasion of Guinea by foreign powers, the Ivory Coast government, fearing possible violence, deported hundreds of them on Friday (27 November).

    A strong detachment of troops was waiting at the airport when the students, heavily-laden with luggage and in many cases accompanied by their families, arrived to fly home. There were no incidents.

    The Ivory Coast government had previously issued a public communique stating that although they were in agreement with the students on the subject of the alleged invasion of Guinea, they were against demonstrations aimed at the Embassies of NATO members.

    The government had undertaken to protest the property and personnel of all Embassies, and as the students had refused to refrain from such demonstrations, the government was left with no alternative but to deport them. Only in this way could the safety of Embassy personnel be guaranteed.

    About one third of the deported students came from neighbouring African states, especially Upper Volta, Togo, Dahomey, Niger and Mali.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3NX347YF8KNUAEHA0UXN738IJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3NX347YF8KNUAEHA0UXN738IJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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