President de Gaulle summoned his Cabinet to a special session Dec 15 at the Elysee Palace in Paris.
President de Gaulle summoned his Cabinet to a special session Dec 15 at the Elysee Palace in Paris. The meeting was entirely devoted to the Algerian problem, and it was later confirmed that the President was taking severe measures against those responsible for demonstrations in Algeria during his tour.
It was also confirmed that the Government had decided to declare illegal all European right-wing organizations in Algeria. 500 Europeans had been arrested and 100 shopkeepers - who took part in the general strike - were ordered to close for between 15 days and one month.
Europeans who were claimed to have fired on Muslim crowds in Algiers Dec 11 were to be prosecuted.
News came after the Cabinet meeting that General Salan, who has been in Spain for 6 weeks - had been recalled to Paris several days ago. It was said that, although retired from the army, the General is still subject to army discipline.