• Short Summary

    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.

  • Description

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA91VSIRHZUJ5J53WDYNAWKV95G
    Media URN:
    VLVA91VSIRHZUJ5J53WDYNAWKV95G
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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