• Short Summary

    LONG QUEUES FORMED OUTSIDE FOOD SHOPS TODAY (TUESDAY) IN MACAO -- THE TINY PORTUGUESE ENCLAVE IN SOUTHERN PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA - DURING AN EIGHT-HOUR RELAXATION OF A CURFEW IMPOSED AFTER WEEKEND RIOTING.

  • Description


    GUNBOATS OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA; ARMOURED CARS; EMPTY STREETS AND SHOPPING CENTRE DURING CURFEW.




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    EDITORS: SEE ALSO PROD NO. 11622/66 "MACAO: EIGHT PEOPLE REPORTED DEAD IN BLOODY RIOTING" SERVICED TODAY DECEMBER 6TH.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: LONG QUEUES FORMED OUTSIDE FOOD SHOPS TODAY (TUESDAY) IN MACAO -- THE TINY PORTUGUESE ENCLAVE IN SOUTHERN PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA - DURING AN EIGHT-HOUR RELAXATION OF A CURFEW IMPOSED AFTER WEEKEND RIOTING. BUT POLICE CARRYING RIFLES WITH FIXED BAYONETS CONTINUED TO PATROL THE STREETS.

    MANY SHOPS WARILY DEALT WITH CUSTOMERS THROUGH HALF-SHUT DOORS AND ESSENTIAL ITEMS LIKE RICE AND OIL WERE SOLD AT INFLATED PRICES.

    CARS, BUSES AND TAXIS WERE BACK ON THE ROADS IN MOST AREAS OF THE FIVE SQUARE MILE (12.5 SQ.KM) TERRITORY AND FOR EIGHT HOURS LIFE SEEMED ALMOST NORMAL FOR THE PREDOMINANTLY CHINESE POPULATION OF 300,000.

    SEVEN GUNBOATS OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA STOOD OFF MACAO YESTERDAY AND FOUR OF THEM ANCHORED ONLY A FEW HUNDRED YARDS (METRES) FROM THE TERRITORY'S INNER HARBOUR. NORMALLY, AT LEAST ONE OR TWO GUNBOATS REMAIN ANCHORED OFF MACAO.

    UNOFFICIAL COUNTS SAID THAT AT LEAST EIGHT PEOPLE DIED AND 35 WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN BLOODY RIOTS IN WHICH LOCAL RED GUARDS CLASHED WITH PORTUGUESE SECURITY FORCES.

    THE 20-HOUR CURFEW WAS LIFTED AMID REPORTS THAT THE PORTUGUESE AUTHORITIES AND REPRESENTATIVES OF LEFT-WING CHINESE ORGANISATIONS WOULD MEET TO TRASH OUT THEIR DIFFERENCES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA84G16G72P0LNDEPD6L4M5WQ2H
    Media URN:
    VLVA84G16G72P0LNDEPD6L4M5WQ2H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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