• Short Summary

    FROM CHAD - NOW UNDER A STATE OF EMERGENCY FOLLOWING ANTI-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATIONS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) -RARE FILM OF FORT LAMY, CAPITAL OF THE LITTLE-KNOWN WEST AFRICAN REPUBLIC.

  • Description

    FROM CHAD - NOW UNDER A STATE OF EMERGENCY FOLLOWING ANTI-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATIONS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) -RARE FILM OF FORT LAMY, CAPITAL OF THE LITTLE-KNOWN WEST AFRICAN REPUBLIC. PRESIDENT TOMBALBAYE, WHO HAS PLACED THE CAPITAL UNDER CURFEW AND THE ARMY ON THE ALERT, IS SEEN IN A FLASHBACK TO INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS.

    YESTERDAY'S DEMONSTRATIONS WERE STAGED IN PROTEST AGAINST THE ARREST OF A FORMER CHAD FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. DJIBRINE KHERALLA. HE WAS ACCUSED BY THE PRESIDENT OF HAVING HELD "SUBVERSIVE" MEETINGS AT HIS HOME. TWO OTHERS ARRESTED WITH MR. KHERALLA WERE MR. KOULASALLAH, A FORMER PRIME MINISTER, AND MR. JEAN BAPTISTE, ONCE THE MAYOR OF FORT LAMY.

    PRESIDENT TOMBALBAYE, APPEALING TO THE PEOPLE TO ACCEPT HIS ACTIONS, WARNED HE WOULD ORDER SECURITY FORCES TO USE ARMS IF THE ARRESTS WERE OPPOSED. SEVERAL CASUALITES WERE REPORTED IN THE FIRST CLASHES BETWEEN TROOPS AND DEMONSTRATORS, BUT LATEST MESSAGES SAY THAT CALM HAS BEEN RESTORED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5BAFRALPWAM27TA544MOZBKJO
    Media URN:
    VLVA5BAFRALPWAM27TA544MOZBKJO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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