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    Ferhat Abbas, leader of the Algerian "Provisional Government in Exile," at a news conference in Tunis, Dec 12, called the rioting in Algiers and Oran a sign that "the French finally lost the contest."
    The conference in Tunis came on the third day of the riots in Algeria in which nearly 120 persons - mostly Moslems - died.

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    GV Meeting place, Tunis press conference
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    SV Ferhat Abbas forward in hall
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    MV Pressmen
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    MV Abbas speaks
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    CV Pressmen
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    MV Abbas
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    MV Press
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    MV Abbas
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    Initials JRG/S/JF



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    Background: Ferhat Abbas, leader of the Algerian "Provisional Government in Exile," at a news conference in Tunis, Dec 12, called the rioting in Algiers and Oran a sign that "the French finally lost the contest."
    The conference in Tunis came on the third day of the riots in Algeria in which nearly 120 persons - mostly Moslems - died.

    M. Abbas told reporters that the French referendum proposal was only a delaying manoeuvre. President de Gaulle's plans to make Algeria a self-independent republic linked with France did not solve the problem. However, he said, his Government was prepared to accept a "popular verdict" provided it was carried out under U.N. control.

    In a cable that day to the U.N. Secretary-General Hammarskjoeld, M. Abbas urged him to take urgent measures to put an end to "these new acts of extermination."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3Q7S278YCOWE23CN7MRO5T4D5
    Media URN:
    VLVA3Q7S278YCOWE23CN7MRO5T4D5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:33:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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