• Short Summary

    CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE'S ARMED FORCES HAVE BEEN CONFINED TO BARRACKS WHILE THE COUNTRY'S ARMY LEADERS GRAPPLE WITH THE CRISIS RESULTING FROM TWO DAYS OF FIERCE FIGHTING SOLDIERS AND YOUTHS.

  • Description

    CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE'S ARMED FORCES HAVE BEEN CONFINED TO BARRACKS WHILE THE COUNTRY'S ARMY LEADERS GRAPPLE WITH THE CRISIS RESULTING FROM TWO DAYS OF FIERCE FIGHTING SOLDIERS AND YOUTHS.

    LAST SATURDAY (AUGUST 31) HEAVY MACHINEGUN FIRE RATTLED THROUGH THE CAPITAL OF BRAZZAVILLE AND IN TWO DAYS OF FIGHTING ABOUT 300 PEOPLE ARE BELIEVED KILLED. THE BATTLE RAGED BETWEEN ELEMENTS OF THE CUBAN-TRAINED YOUTH LEAGUE OF PRESIDENT MASSAMBA-DEBAT'S MOVEMENT ARMY. THE WHEREABOUTS OF THE PRESIDENT IS UNKNOWN-- ON SATURDAY HE WAS SAID TO HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND TAKEN AWAY IN MANACLES.

    A CURFEW ON THE TROUBLED COUNTRY WAS REDUCED TO RUN FROM MIDNIGHT TO 0530 DAILY INSTEAD OF 1900 TO 0500 HOURS. RADIO BRAZZAVILLE HAS SINCE REPORTED THAT LIFE HAD RETURNED TO NORMAL AFTER AN APPEAL BY THE ARMY'S COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, CAPTAIN MARIEN NGOUABI.

    EARLIER THE ARMY ANNOUNCED THAT IT HAD CAPTURED THE AREA KNOWN AS THE "METEOROLOGICAL CAMP", WHERE THE YOUTH FORCES WERE ENCAMPED. THIS FILM SHOWS CLEANING UP OPERATIONS AFTER THE TAKE-OVER. CAPTAIN NGOUABI'S APPEAL STRESSED THE NEED FOR AN END TO ACTS OF BRUTALITY AND VANDALISM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4Q1XDEIUYI1Q2LEBB9IPCJW8D
    Media URN:
    VLVA4Q1XDEIUYI1Q2LEBB9IPCJW8D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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