• Short Summary

    THE SPECIAL UNITED NATIONS MISSION TODAY (MONDAY) CONTINUED ITS SEARCH FOR A WAY TO PEACEFUL INDEPENDENCE IN SOUTH ARABIA TO THE ACCOMPANIMENT OF STREET FIGHTING, GRENADE ATTACKS AND RIFLE FIRE.

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    THE SPECIAL UNITED NATIONS MISSION TODAY (MONDAY) CONTINUED ITS SEARCH FOR A WAY TO PEACEFUL INDEPENDENCE IN SOUTH ARABIA TO THE ACCOMPANIMENT OF STREET FIGHTING, GRENADE ATTACKS AND RIFLE FIRE. ELEVEN BRITISH TROOPS AND 12 ARABS WERE INJURED IN TODAY'S CLASHES, WHICH INVOLVED A THREE-HOUR GUN BATTLE IN CRATER TOWN. ONE ARAB GRENADE THROWER WAS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN SHOT DEAD. THE INCREASED ACTIVITY FOLLOWED YESTERDAY (SUNDAY'S) DEMONSTRATIONS PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL OF THE THREE-MAN MISSION.

    YESTERDAY'S DEMONSTRATIONS WERE QUICKLY BROKEN UP BY BRITISH TROOPS, WHO, UNDER CONSIDERABLE PRESSURE AS ARABS TAUNTED THEM AND ATTEMPTED TO SEIZE THEIR WEAPONS, WERE NOT GENTLE IN THEIR HANDLING OF CAPTURED SUSPECTS.

    THE UN DELEGATES HELD THEIR FIRST MEETING TODAY WITH BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER SIR RICHARD TURNBULL, AS SKIRMISHES TOOK PLACE IN THE STREETS.

    ADEN REMAINED PARALYSED BY THE GENERAL STRIKE - CALLED BY THE EGYPTIAN-BACKED FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF OCCUPIED SOUTH YEMEN (FLOSY) AND ITS RIVAL, THE BANNED NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT (NLF) - TO MARK THE VISIT OF THE MISSION.

    THESE TWO MAIN NATIONALIST ORGANISATIONS ARE REFUSING TO MEET THE MISSION UNLESS THEY ARE RECOGNISED AS THE ONLY SPOKESMEN FOR SOUTH ARABIA. THE VISIT OF THE THREE UN REPRESENTATIVES DR PEREZ GUERRERO, ABDUL SATAR SHALIZI AND MOUSSA LEO KEITA - HAS RESULTED IN AN INTENSIFIED CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE BRITISH TROOPS. AFTER LANDING AT THE HEAVILY - GUARDED KHORMAKSAR AIRFIELD, THE OFFICIALS WERE DRIVEN TO THEIR HEADQUARTERS - THE SEAVIEW HOTEL.

    SPEAKING IN CRATER TOWN TONIGHT, BRITISH SECURITY COMMANDER MAJOR SIR JOHN WILLOUGHBY THREATENED STERNER MEASURES FROM THE TROOPS IF THE RIOTING WORSENED. BUT HE SAID THE SITUATION WAS FIRMLY UNDER CONTROL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7GP313N8E86QGUVN688XYBQET
    Media URN:
    VLVA7GP313N8E86QGUVN688XYBQET
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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