• Short Summary

    In the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa last Wednesday (8 February), the city's mayor, Dr.?

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    In the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa last Wednesday (8 February), the city's mayor, Dr. Alemu Abebe, confirmed that a so-called "Red Terror" campaign has been waged against members of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Party since last December. the Ethiopian authorities regard members of the party as counter-revolutionaries or the "White Terror" and numbers are known to have been shot in the streets of Addis Ababa, particularly after the midnight curfew. Dr. Alemu confirmed that counter-revolutionaries have been killed. but said the number of deaths was not nearly as high as the 750 reported in the Western press. The mayor also justified the so-called "Red Terror" by saying it had made the streets of Addis Ababa safe again.

    SYNOPSIS: Dr. Alemu's comments on the action of the Red Terror campaign here in Addis Ababa were made to a group of foreign journalists who were invited to Ethiopia by the authorities to be briefed on the situation.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7K15ICZOCVW5TXVSP4X5RRL3X
    Media URN:
    VLVA7K15ICZOCVW5TXVSP4X5RRL3X
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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