• Short Summary

    In and around Mlanje, S. Nyasaland, March 8 VISNEWS filmed road blocks, deserted homes and?

  • Description

    In and around Mlanje, S. Nyasaland, March 8 VISNEWS filmed road blocks, deserted homes and Asian evacuees.

    A crowd of 500 African rioters terrorized workers at tea estates in the area
    March 7, set up road blocks of felled jungle trees and oil barrels, and moved on
    to the trading centre at Limbuli.

    As Limbuli they set fire to huts, wrecked a petrol pump and tore down telephone
    wires. Film shows livestock and dogs roaming through the deserted streets.

    Intimidated Asians fled from Limbuli and from stores along the road between
    Mlanje and the Portuguese East African border. They are seen gathered in
    Mlanje.

    Meanwhile troops and police have regained control over the area. In a sweep the
    security forces rounded up most of the rioters who were warned against further
    lawlessness by the District Commissioner and sent back to work. Some 150 major
    conspirators are under arrest.

    Trouble is still brewing in the Northern Province where the rioters are
    concentrating their activity mainly on Karonga.


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    Film ID:
    VLVA6MS420SZE69O0B4ANVCPJ69FX
    Media URN:
    VLVA6MS420SZE69O0B4ANVCPJ69FX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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