To protect passengers and equipment from threats and frequent stone-throwing attacks, Northern Rhodesian police are maintaining strict security patrols on the railway lines in and near Lusaka, the capital.
LV. Inspection trolley along rails
LV PAN Police leave trolley & investigate
RE R V. Two men attempt to cross line and are detained
SV. Placed with other detainees
SV. Train roars past
SV. Mounted constables leave Lusaka on patrol
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SV. Police cycle is attached to rails
SV PAN Policeman on patrol
SV. Cycle policeman
TV. Patrol along railway line
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Background: To protect passengers and equipment from threats and frequent stone-throwing attacks, Northern Rhodesian police are maintaining strict security patrols on the railway lines in and near Lusaka, the capital.
Mounted on horseback, bogey trolleys and bicycles with special attachments enabling the cyclist constable to ride on the railway line, armed police supervise every inch of line for hundreds of miles. Africans found lurking near or crossing the lines are detained for questioning. This particular section has been the site of one derailment and a number of stoning incidents.
Since its banning at the early part of this year, the militant Zambia African National Congress has gone 'underground', emerging every so often with attacks on personnel they suspect of treachery, or to commit acts of sabotage.
A report issued in Lusaka August 7 by Mr. N.C. Ridley, who conduct conducted an inquiry into circumstances leading up to the banning of the Zambia, found that the leaders intended to create a situation in Northern Rhodesia where the Government would be compelled to arrest them -- a signal for widespread acts of violence and terrorism in support of their claim for african self-government and secession from the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.