• Short Summary

    SOMALIA'S DIPLOMATIC BREAK WITH BRITAIN BECAME OFFICIAL ON MONDAY (MARCH 18TH) WHEN THE NOTE ASKING BRITAIN TO WITHDRAW DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATION WAS HANDED TO THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR IN MOGADISHU, MR.

  • Description

    SOMALIA'S DIPLOMATIC BREAK WITH BRITAIN BECAME OFFICIAL ON MONDAY (MARCH 18TH) WHEN THE NOTE ASKING BRITAIN TO WITHDRAW DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATION WAS HANDED TO THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR IN MOGADISHU, MR.PYMAN.SOMALIA IS TO CLOSE HER OFFICES IN NAIROBI AND ADEN, AS WELL AS HER EMBASSY IN LONDON.

    MRS.RATFORD, WIFE OF THE SECOND SECRETARY AT THE BRITISH EMBASSY IN MOGADISHU, FLEW INTO NAIROBI WITH HER 16 MONTH OLD DAUGHTER, THE SAME EVENING.SHE SAID THERE HAD BEEN NO UNPLEASANTNESS IN THE SOMALI CAPITAL.ANOTHER GROUP OF WIVES AND CHILDREN OF BRITISH EMBASSY OFFICIALS, SHE SAID, WOULD PROBABLY BE FOLLOWING HER ON WEDNESDAY, ALTHOUGH NO DATE HAD BEEN SET ON WHICH THE EMBASSY WOULD BE CLOSED DOWN.

    EARLIER, IN THE AFTERNOON, SUPPORTERS OF THE KENYA AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION (KANU) STAGED A DEMONSTRATION TO PROTEST AT SOMALIA'S ACTION IN BREAKING WITH BRITAIN OUTSIDE THE SOMALI CONSULATE.

    CROWDS OF PEOPLE FLOCKED UP THE STAIRS TO THE CONSULATE - MANY OF THEM CARRYING PLACARDS AND BRANCHES OF TREES.CLOSE BEHIND THEM CAME THE POLICE.THE POLICE LED A MAN AWAY FROM THE DOOR OF THE CONSULATE AND THE DEMONSTRATORS, LEAVING A TRAIL OF DEBRIS BEHIND THEM - MOSTLY BRANCHES, AND STILL CARRYING ANTI-SOMALI PLACARDS LEFT THE CONSULATE TO MARCH DOWN DELAMERE AVENUE.ONE MAN WAS TAKEN AWAY IN A POLICE CAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8OP4TD8HGQDZD8PIT8OI5WTXD
    Media URN:
    VLVA8OP4TD8HGQDZD8PIT8OI5WTXD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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