• Short Summary

    Army units withdrew to the outskirts of Kampala on Monday despite threats of an armed uprising to enforce Buganda's ultimatum to the Uganda Central Government to quit the city completely.

  • Description

    Army units withdrew to the outskirts of Kampala on Monday despite threats of an armed uprising to enforce Buganda's ultimatum to the Uganda Central Government to quit the city completely.

    The ultimatum sparked off bloody fighting last week when President Milton Obote sent in troops to take over the palaces of the Kabaka, popularly dubbed "King Freddie" escaped but at least 40 people died and about 600 were arrested in the ensuing conflict.

    Road blocks had been set up along the forest roads leading to Kampala. Overturned cars, tree trunks and channels cut across the road - anything to stop army patrols from proceeding.

    On Monday an army patrol ordered five policemen, at a small station at Kisoga, to remove the road blocks. The policemen complied but when ordered to surrender their arms they refused and were shot by the soldiers, who then wrecked the police station and its radio equipment.

    In a nationwide radio and television speech last night (Tuesday) Dr. Obote warned against any foreign interference in the current crisis. He said that any such interference would not only be resisted but would lead to far greater danger than the country had seen so far.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA98E168KV5LXF9YDF95C4CL71N
    Media URN:
    VLVA98E168KV5LXF9YDF95C4CL71N
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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