• Short Summary

    BRITISH TROOPS FLOWN TO MAURITIUS TO HELP LOCAL POLICE QUELL RACE RIOTS ON BRITAIN'S INDIAN OCEAN ISLAND COLONY HAVE MADE DOZENS OF ARRESTS AND SEIZED CRUDE WEAPONS AS THEY RESTORED AN UNEASY CALM.

  • Description

    BRITISH TROOPS FLOWN TO MAURITIUS TO HELP LOCAL POLICE QUELL RACE RIOTS ON BRITAIN'S INDIAN OCEAN ISLAND COLONY HAVE MADE DOZENS OF ARRESTS AND SEIZED CRUDE WEAPONS AS THEY RESTORED AN UNEASY CALM.

    THE SOLDIERS WERE FLOWN FROM SINGAPORE AFTER BLOODY RIOTING BETWEEN MOSLEMS AND CREOLES COST 17 DEAD AND MORE THAN 50 BADLY INJURED. THERE WAS QUIET AFTER THEY ARRIVED, BUT THE VIOLENCE FLARED AGAIN ON THURSDAY AND FOUR MORE PEOPLE WERE KILLED.

    THE TROOPS, WORKING WITH LOCAL POLICE, HAVE MADE A SERIES OF LIGHTNING HOUSE-TO-HOUSE SEARCHES. THEY CLAIM TO HAVE ACCOUNTED FOR THE RINGLEADERS OF THE MAIN MOSLEM GANG...ONE OF THEM SAID TO HAVE BEEN CARRYING A REVOLVER AND AMMUNITION.

    THERE'S BEEN A BIG HAUL OF THE CRUDE WEAPONS THE RIVAL GANGS HAVE BEEN USING AGAINST EACH OTHER, INCLUDING DOZENS OF MOLOTOV COCKTAILS.

    A DUSK-TO-DAWN BAN ON ALL VEHICLES HAS BEEN IMPOSED ON PORT LOUIS, AND ALL PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT DURING THE NIGHT HOURS HAS BEEN BANNED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5I7MU1YON15CD3QPNNZDW6X0E
    Media URN:
    VLVA5I7MU1YON15CD3QPNNZDW6X0E
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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