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    POLICE AND SOLDIERS CARRYING RIFLES WITH FIXED BAYONETS BROKE UP A DEMONSTRATION IN THE STREETS OF LEOPOLDVILLE, JANUARY 26, CALLING FOR THE LIBERATION OF MR.

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    POLICE AND SOLDIERS CARRYING RIFLES WITH FIXED BAYONETS BROKE UP A DEMONSTRATION IN THE STREETS OF LEOPOLDVILLE, JANUARY 26, CALLING FOR THE LIBERATION OF MR.GIZENGA, THE RECENTLY DEPOSED DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER OF THE CONGO.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS HAD GATHERED AND FORMED UP WITH BANNERS DEMANDING THE RELEASE OF GIZENGA, WHEN THEY MET THE POLICE.THOSE LEADING THE PROCESSION WERE TAKEN AWAY IN TRUCKS, WHILE THE REST WERE ORDERED TO SIT ON THE ROAD UNTIL MORE TRANSPORT ARRIVED.

    MR.GIZENGA, SELF-STYLED SUCCESSOR OF PATRICE LUMUMBA, HAS BEEN HANDED OVER TO MR.ADOULA'S CENTRAL GOVERNMENT BY THE UNITED NATIONS, WHICH HAD BEEN PROTECTING HIM SINCE HE ARRIVED IN LEOPOLDVILLE ON JANUARY 20, FROM HIS STRONGHOLD IN STANLEYVILLE.REPORTS HAVE CLAIMED THE FORMER DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AS HAVING BEEN TRANSFERRED TO THE PARATROOP CAMP OUTSIDE LEOPOLDVILLE.THE GOVERNMENT HAS DENIED HE IS UNDER PREVENTIVE DETENTION THERE, BUT "CERTAIN MEASURES ESTIMATED NECESSARY IN VIEW OF GUARANTEEING HIS SECURITY HAVE BEEN TAKEN".

    CHARGES TO BE BROUGHT AGAINST MR.GIZENGA WILL BE DECIDED SHORTLY BY THE GOVERNMENT.HE IS ACCUSED OF TRYING TO LEAD A SECESSIONIST MOVEMENT IN STANLEYVILLE.MR.ADOULA HAS ASSURED U THANT, THE ACTING UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL, THAT MR.GIZENGA WILL BE FULLY PROTECTED AND TREATED WITHIN THE LAW OF THE CONGO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6KA75SSZB7HJK5QC1KWR1XLMY
    Media URN:
    VLVA6KA75SSZB7HJK5QC1KWR1XLMY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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