• Short Summary

    CONTINUING THEIR ANTI-GOVERNMENT CAMPAIGN IN ALGERIA, THE ILLEGAL SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION (O.A.S.) CALLED ON ALL?

  • Description

    CONTINUING THEIR ANTI-GOVERNMENT CAMPAIGN IN ALGERIA, THE ILLEGAL SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION (O.A.S.) CALLED ON ALL SYMPATHISERS TO STOP ALL CARS IN THE STREETS FOR HALF-AN-HOUR AT MID-DAY SEPTEMBER 28. THE DEMONSTRATION WAS ONLY PARTLY SUCCESSFUL, ALTHOUGH MAY STREETS IN ALGIERS WERE BLOCKED BY STATIONARY TRAFFIC.

    GROUPS OF YOUNG SYMPATHISERS MOVED INTO THE CENTRE OF ALGIERS LATE IN THE MORNING, SCATTERING NAILS ON THE ROADS AND SLASHING THE TYRES OF BUSES. MANY BUSES WERE USED TO FORM ROAD BLOCKS TO CREATE TRAFFIC JAMS. GROUPS OF EUROPEAN SETTLERS GATHERED TO SHOUT AND BEAT OUT ON MOTOR SIDES: "ALGERIE FRANCAISE".

    TROOPS WERE STATIONED THROUGHOUT THE CITY, BUT ALL PASSED OFF PEACEFULLY. LATER IN THE EVENING THEY WERE CALLED INTO ACTION TO ASSIST GENDARMES IN BREAKING UP A RIOT BY SEVERAL HUNDRED SETTLER YOUTHS NEAR THE ALGIERS UNIVERSITY BUILDING. TEAR GAS, FIRE HOSES, CLUBS, AND RIFLE BUTTS WERE BROUGHT INTO ACTION BEFORE THE RIOTERS WERE DISPERSED.

    FOR OCTOBER 2ND, O.A.S. LEADERS HAVE CALLED FOR A 30-MINUTE GENERAL STRIKE. THEY HAVE ALSO CALLED FOR A LONGER GENERAL STRIKE FOR LATER IN THE MONTH.

    SYNOPSIS: TRAFFIC CAME TO A STAND STILL IN ALGIERS STREETS SEPTEMBER TWENTY-EIGHT, AS SYMPATHISERS OF THE ILLEGAL SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION OBEYED THEIR LEADER'S CALL TO STOP ALL TRANSPORT FOR THIRTY MINUTES AT MID-DAY AS PART OF THEIR ANTI-FRENCH GOVERNMENT CAMPAIGN.

    TROOPS WERE STATIONED THROUGHOUT THE CITY, BUT THE DEMONSTRATION PASSED OFF PEACEFULLY. LATER THAT EVENING, HOWEVER, THEY WERE CALLED OUT TO ASSIST IT BREAKING UP A RIOT BY SEVERAL HUNDRED EUROPEAN SETTLER YOUTHS.

    SETTLERS USED HORNS, OR BANGED THEIR CARS IN THE RHYTHMIC CALL-SIGN OF THE SECRET ARMY. "DIT DIT DIT DA DA" - "ALGERIE FRANCAIS"
    FOR OCTOBER SECOND, THE SECRET ARMY HAVE CALLED FOR A THIRTY-MINUTES STRIKE, AND A GENERAL STRIKE FOR LATER IN THE MONTH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA55JZHAZBMJPDD8DIA94TMZVWP
    Media URN:
    VLVA55JZHAZBMJPDD8DIA94TMZVWP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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