• Short Summary

    REFUGEES ARE FLOODING INTO THE BRITISH GUIANA CAPITAL, GEORGETOWN AFTER A SERIES OF RACIAL INCIDENTS IN THE BAUXITE MINING TOWNS OF MACKENZIE AND WISMAR ON THE DEMERARA RIVER.

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    REFUGEES ARE FLOODING INTO THE BRITISH GUIANA CAPITAL, GEORGETOWN AFTER A SERIES OF RACIAL INCIDENTS IN THE BAUXITE MINING TOWNS OF MACKENZIE AND WISMAR ON THE DEMERARA RIVER.

    THE RIOTING, BETWEEN THE INDIAN AND AFRICAN GROUPS IN THE COMMUNITY WAS TOUCHED OFF BY THE REPORTED DISCOVERY OF THE BULLET-RIDDLED BODIES OF AN AGED NEGRO FARMER AND HIS WIFE IN THE COASTAL VILLAGE OF BUXTON. THE NEGROES RIOTED, BURNING INDIAN HOMES AND ATTACKING INDIAN PEOPLE.

    BRITISH SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN FLOWN TO THE COLONY TO HELP RESTORE ORDER. THE DISTURBANCES BEGAN WITH A SUGAR PLANTATION STRIKE BUT SOON MERGED INTO THE NOW FAMILIAR RACE VIOLENCE WHICH HAS FLARED UP OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS IN BRITISH GUIANA.

    THIRTY PEOPLE ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE DIED IN INCIDENTS DURING THE CURRENT WAVE OF VIOLENCE AND FUNERAL PROCESSIONS, ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE CROWDS FREQUENTLY MOVE THROUGH THE STREETS OF GEORGETOWN.

    DESPITE BANNERS IN THE CITY READING "LET THERE BE PEACE IN BRITISH GUIANA" THE STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED BY THE GOVERNOR ON MAY 22 STILL EXISTS AND POLICE AND BRITISH TROOPS ARE CONSTANTLY ON THE ALERT AGAINST DISTURBANCES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA46O9Y02U851FGJ1DIHKSCCP7W
    Media URN:
    VLVA46O9Y02U851FGJ1DIHKSCCP7W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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