• Short Summary

    A 24-HOUR GENERAL STRIKE IS DUE TO BEGIN IN ADEN TOMORROW (SATURDAY) IN PROTEST AGAINST THE SUSPENSION OF THE CONSTITUTION.

  • Description

    A 24-HOUR GENERAL STRIKE IS DUE TO BEGIN IN ADEN TOMORROW (SATURDAY) IN PROTEST AGAINST THE SUSPENSION OF THE CONSTITUTION. CALLING THE STOPPAGE, THE BRITISH COLONY'S TRADES UNION CONGRESS SAID IT WOULD ALSO "MARK THE BEGINNING OF THE LIBERATION STRUGGLE." MEANWHILE, SECURITY MEASURES STAY IN FORCE FOLLOWING A WAVE OF VIOLENCE, THOUGHT TO BE THE WORK OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT.

    THE SWELTERING TERRITORY IS ASSUMING AN ATMOSPHERE OF MARTIAL LAW FOLLOWING LAST WEEK'S DECISION TO HAND SUPREME POWER BACK TO THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER. CIVILIANS ARE SEARCHED IN AN EFFORT TO COMBAT FURTHER TERRORISM, WHICH HAS BROUGHT DEATH AND SABOTAGE.

    BRITISH AIR FORCE JETS AND TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT TAKE TO THE AIR DAILY. THE BRITISH BASE HAS BEEN A SORE POINT IN ADEN'S DEMAND FOR INDEPENDENCE. MR. ABDUL MACKAWEE, THE CHIEF MINISTER UNTIL THE SUSPENSION OF THE CONSTITUTION, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT HE WOULD ASK THE UNITED NATIONS FOR AN IMMEDIATE END TO BRITISH MILITARY PRESENCE.

    CHILDREN OF BRITISH SERVICE FAMILIES GO TO SCHOOL UNDER ARMED ESCORT. THEY ASSEMBLE IN SPECIALLY-SELECTED AND GUARDED AREAS AND TRAVEL IN BUSES WITH BULLET-PROOF WINDOWS. BRITISH TROOPS IN JEEPS LEAD THE WAY.

    AT FIRST, THE SCHOOLS WERE CLOSED AND A CURFEW IMPOSED. BUT WITH THE SITUATION REMAINING QUIET, THESE MEASURES WERE RELAXED, ALTHOUGH BRITISH FAMILIES WERE WARNED TO GO ON THE STREETS ONLY IF THEY HAD TO.

    MEANWHILE, BRITISH SECURITY OFFICIALS HAVE SEIZED A CACHE OF WEAPONS FROM THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT, WHICH HAS EGYPTIAN BACKING. INSIDE AN INNOCENT CHILD'S SCHOOLBAG THEY FOUND A DETONATOR AND 30 STICKS OF DYNAMITE. A JAPANESE-MADE THERMOS FLASK HAD BEEN CONVERT INTO A TIME BOMB - A WATCH AND BATTERY CONCEALED IN THE LID CONNECTED TO A STICK OF EXPLOSIVE IN THE FLASK ITSELF. AN OBJECT RESEMBLING A BUTTON WAS IN FACT A PLASTIC BOMB CAPABLE OF BLOWING OFF A PERSON'S FOOT. THE CACHE ALSO INCLUDED GRENADES MADE IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND THE SOVIET UNION AND ANTI-TANK ROCKETS OF BELGIAN ORIGIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3RW9MGJ7VT5SSJATDL62WIHTB
    Media URN:
    VLVA3RW9MGJ7VT5SSJATDL62WIHTB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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