• Short Summary

    WHILE HUNDREDS OF YOUTHS DEMONSTRATED IN ADEN IN FAVOUR OF PRESIDENT NASSER YESTERDAY, BRITAIN TROOPS WERE ROUNDING UP PEOPLE SUSPECTED OF FIRING ON BRITONS DURING RIOTS.

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    WHILE HUNDREDS OF YOUTHS DEMONSTRATED IN ADEN IN FAVOUR OF PRESIDENT NASSER YESTERDAY, BRITAIN TROOPS WERE ROUNDING UP PEOPLE SUSPECTED OF FIRING ON BRITONS DURING RIOTS.

    IN THE CRATER DISTRICT ONE SUSPECT WAS SHOT THROUGH THE LEG WHILE ATTEMPTING TO ESCAPE. THE PRO-NASSER DEMONSTRATIONS IN ADEN, WHICH FOLLOWED THE EGYPTIAN LEADER'S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HE WAS TO RESIGN, WERE BACKED BY A GENERAL STRIKE.

    DEMONSTRATORS ASSEMBLED IN THE ADEN TRADES' UNION CONGRESS HEADQUARTERS, SOME OF THEM CARRYING BANNERS READING: "NASSER OUR LEADER".

    FROM THE MEETING THEY SENT A TELEGRAM TO PRESIDENT NASSER WHICH READ: "ALL STUDENTS OF ADEN WILL JOIN THE ARMY AGAINST ISRAEL-AMERICA. WE WILL DEFEAT THEM. WE ARE WAITING FOR YOUR WORD. (SIGNED) STUDENTS PIONEER ORGANISATION OF OCCUPIED SOUTH YEMEN."
    MEANTIME BRITISH TROOPS WERE LAUNCHING A DRIVE AGAINST SUSPECTED HOSTILES.

    WITH THE STEPPING-UP OF SHOOTING INCIDENTS MEN OF THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT WERE ORDERED TO SEARCH EVERY ARAB ENTERING OR LEAVING THE SHEIK OTHMAN DISTRICT.

    IN THE CRATER DISTRICT THE ROYAL NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS AND THE ARGYLE REGIMENT QUESTIONED SUSPECTS. SUSPECTS WERE TAKEN TO THE POLICE BARRACKS AT CRATER.

    ARMOURED CARS WERE USED IN THE DRIVE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAMJ85C4HT93WXXPJ5VPEHJG4E
    Media URN:
    VLVAAMJ85C4HT93WXXPJ5VPEHJG4E
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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