• Short Summary

    FOR SECURITY REASONS, THE FULL CEREMONY WHICH TRADITIONALLY ACCOMPANIES THE OPENING OF A LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEETING IN A BRITISH COMMONWEALTH COUNTRY, WAS ABANDONED IN ADEN YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

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    FOR SECURITY REASONS, THE FULL CEREMONY WHICH TRADITIONALLY ACCOMPANIES THE OPENING OF A LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEETING IN A BRITISH COMMONWEALTH COUNTRY, WAS ABANDONED IN ADEN YESTERDAY (MONDAY). THE OCCASION WAS THE OPENING OF THE FOURTH LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

    A HEAVY POLICE GUARD WAS STATIONED AT STRATEGIC POINTS AROUND THE FORMER GARRISON CHURCH OF ADEN - WHICH IS NOW THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY BUILDING - AS THE MINISTERS ARRIVED. THE ADEN COMMISSIONER OF POLICE TOLD A VISNEWS CAMERAMAN THAT FULL CEREMONIAL DRESS WAS NOT BEING WORN BECAUSE CLOTHING SUCH AS THE COCKED HAT OF THE GOVERNOR WAS TOO EASY A TARGET FOR SNIPERS ON SURROUNDING BUILDINGS.

    DESPITE THE FEARS OF BOMB OUTRAGES OR VIOLENCE, THE CEREMONY PASSED OFF WITHOUT INCIDENT.

    LAST DECEMBER A HAND-GRENADE WAS THROWN INTO A GROUP OF ADEN MINISTERS WHILE THEY WAITED AT THE AIRPORT IN THE TERRITORY, AND A MONTH LATER SHOTS WERE FIRED AT A CAR CARRYING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS. DURING LAST MONTH'S ELECTIONS A GRENADE EXPLODED UNDER A BLOCK OF FLATS WHILE VOTERS WERE GOING TO THE POLLS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7TS26FV55Y4ZYP4VRJ1R27HQ1
    Media URN:
    VLVA7TS26FV55Y4ZYP4VRJ1R27HQ1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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