• Short Summary

    RIOT POLICE WERE CALLED IN TO PATROL A SUBURB NEAR THE ZAMBIAN CAPITAL OF LUSAKA AFTER ONE MAN WAS KILLED IN A WILD POLITICAL BRAWL ON SATURDAY (MAY 24).

  • Description

    RIOT POLICE WERE CALLED IN TO PATROL A SUBURB NEAR THE ZAMBIAN CAPITAL OF LUSAKA AFTER ONE MAN WAS KILLED IN A WILD POLITICAL BRAWL ON SATURDAY (MAY 24). POLICE IMPOSED A CURFEW ON THE AREA, KNOWN AS OLD KANYAMA, AFTER THE PITCHED BATTLE BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE RULING UNITED NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE PARTY (U.N.I.P.) AND THE OPPOSITION AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS (A.N.C.).

    MEMBERS OF THE TWO PARTIES ARE CAMPAIGNING FOR A REFERENDUM ON JUNE 17 IN WHICH THE GOVERNMENT IS SEEKING WIDE POWERS TO ALTER THE CONSTITUTION.

    THE RIOTERS STORMED THROUGH THE TOWNSHIP SETTING FIRE TO BUILDINGS AND DESTROYING HOUSES.

    ALMOST 100 RIOT POLICE FOUGHT FOR ABOUT HALF AN HOUR TO RESTORE CALM.

    MEMBERS OF THE A.N.C. LATER STAGED A RALLY IN THE TOWNSHIP AND SEVERAL SCUFFLES BROKE OUT AMONGST MEMBERS OF THE CROWD. BUT THERE WAS NO SERIOUS DAMAGE AND AN UNEASY CALM HAS RETURNED TO THE AREA, JUST THREE MILES FROM THE CENTRE OF LUSAKA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA913H8DK3EYOUSA97B95230SRB
    Media URN:
    VLVA913H8DK3EYOUSA97B95230SRB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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