• Short Summary

    HUNDREDS OF PATROLLING BRITISH SOLDIERS USED TEAR-GAS TO DISPERSE CROWDS AFTER BUSES AND TAXIS WERE STONED AND BONFIRES LIT IN THE STREETS OF ADEN TODAY (THURSDAY).

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    HUNDREDS OF PATROLLING BRITISH SOLDIERS USED TEAR-GAS TO DISPERSE CROWDS AFTER BUSES AND TAXIS WERE STONED AND BONFIRES LIT IN THE STREETS OF ADEN TODAY (THURSDAY). THE DAY STARTED QUIETLY, AFTER THE VIOLENCE OF RECENT DAYS, WITH BUSINESSES STARTING TO OPEN AS USUAL, BUT BY 10 A.M. SMALL GROUPS BEGAN PUTTING PRESSURE ON SHOPKEEPERS TO CLOSE DOWN.

    DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS EIGHT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED AND 30 INJURED IN VARIOUS INCIDENTS, II OF THEM SOLDIERS CAUGHT IN GRENADE EXPLOSIONS.

    TWO ARABS WERE ALSO SHOT DEAD YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY). ONE OF THEM, AND ARAB BOY, WAS KILLED ACCIDENTALLY WHEN TROOPS OPENED FIRE ON AN ARAB DISTRIBUTING LEAFLETS IN THE CRATER DISTRICT. THE MAN THREE TIMES DISREGARDED ORDERS TO HALT, A SPOKESMAN SAID. THE BULLET FATALLY WOUNDED HIM AND THEN HIT THE BOY.

    THE TOTAL ALSO INCLUDES TWO BRITISH WOMEN WHO WERE KILLED BY A TIME-BOMB WHICH EXPLODED IN A CABINET ON TUESDAY NIGHT DURING A DINNER PARTY IN A BRITISH OFFICIAL'S FLAT. FOUR OF THE II PEOPLE INJURED IN THE BLAST ARE STILL IN HOSPITAL.

    TROOPS SEALED OFF THE ARAB QUARTER IN THE CRESCENT AREA TO PREVENT A BREAKOUT BY CROWDS WAVING BANNERS AND PICTURES OF EGYPT'S PRESIDENT NASSER. AT ONE STAGE MILITARY HELICOPTERS DROPPED TEAR-GAS SHELLS TO DISPERSE ABOUT 300 ARABS TRYING TO STAGE A DEMONSTRATION IN THE BACK STREET OF THE CRESCENT DISTRICT. NEARLY TWO PLATOONS OF BRITISH SOLDIERS IN STEEL HELMETS EARLIER MOVED IN USING LOUDSPEAKERS TO URGE THE CROWD TO BREAK UP.

    A GENERAL STRIKE HAD AGAIN BEEN CALLED BY LABOUR AND NATIONALIST ORGANISATIONS IN PROTEST AGAINST THE KILLING OF THREE SONS OF THE FORMER ADEN CHIEF MINISTER ABDUL QAWEE MACKAWEE ON MONDAY AND THE ASSASSINATION OF A FORMER ADEN MINISTER ON SUNDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAACIOKFQDJOMPEFCCUDO2IHUI8
    Media URN:
    VLVAACIOKFQDJOMPEFCCUDO2IHUI8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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