• Short Summary

    ABOUT 5,000 PEOPLE DEFIED AN OFFICIAL BAN IN ALGIERS JANUARY 24 AND GATHERED IN THE CENTRE OF THE EUROPEAN DISTRICT TO COMMEMORATE THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE SHOOTING ONE SUNDAY IN ALGIERS, IN WHICH 20 PERSONS WERE KILLED AND WHICH SPARKED OFF THE WEEK-LONG "BARRICADES" REVOLT.

  • Description

    ABOUT 5,000 PEOPLE DEFIED AN OFFICIAL BAN IN ALGIERS JANUARY 24 AND GATHERED IN THE CENTRE OF THE EUROPEAN DISTRICT TO COMMEMORATE THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE SHOOTING ONE SUNDAY IN ALGIERS, IN WHICH 20 PERSONS WERE KILLED AND WHICH SPARKED OFF THE WEEK-LONG "BARRICADES" REVOLT.

    STREETS WERE COMPARATIVELY DESERTED AND SHOPS WERE SHUTTERED AS SYMPATHISERS OBEYED THE "CALM AND DISCIPLINE" OF A 1 1/2-HOUR STRIKE DECREED BY THE O.A.S. (SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION) FOR THIS ANNIVERSARY. GIANT O.A.S. SIGNS AND SLOGANS HAD BEEN FRESHLY PAINTED ON WALLS AT SITES WHERE THE NOW FAMOUS BARRICADES HAD BEEN ERECTED. FLOWERS TIED WITH TRICOLOUR RIBBONS WERE PLACED AROUND CERTAIN TREES AND AGAINST WALLS IN MEMORY OF "THOSE WHO DIED FOR ALGERIE FRANCAIS".

    OFFICIAL ANTI-O.A.S. OPERATIONS IN ALGERIA IN THE PAST TEN DAYS IS SAID TO HAVE RESULTED IN THE ARREST OF MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE, AND WHAT IS DESCRIBED AS THE O.A.S. "POLITICAL BUREAU AND INFORMATION SERVICE" HAS BEEN CAPTURED IN A SUBURBAN VILLA.

    IN PARIS, WHERE MORE STRINGENT POLICE MEASURES HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED TO PUT A STOP TO THE PRESENT WAVE OF VIOLENCE, THE O.A.S. HAS BEEN CREDITED WITH THE EXPLOSIONS OF TEN PLASTIC BOMBS JANUARY 24.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3QH5XJWIGPP4XL9V67JDI0BW3
    Media URN:
    VLVA3QH5XJWIGPP4XL9V67JDI0BW3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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