• Short Summary

    The five-week-old Government of Ethiopia's Premier Endalkachew Makonnen continues under pressure from the country's students.?

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    GV PAN Student demonstrators marching down street.
    0.13

    2.
    SV Students halt chanting.
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    3.
    SV PAN Riot police advancing and firing tear gas into fleeing students(2 shots)
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    4.
    SV Students belongings left on pavement
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    5.
    GV PAN Riot police walking away
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    Background: The five-week-old Government of Ethiopia's Premier Endalkachew Makonnen continues under pressure from the country's students. Earlier last week, University students staged class boycotts demanding that the Government concentrate on providing aid to the Southern Provinces, suffering from wide-spread famine following the recent droughts. They also demanded the release of political activists arrested during the February uprising which resulted in Emperor Haile Selassie's almost total renewal of his Government.

    The class boycotts led to student clashes with police - the Armed Forces have so far not become involved in these demonstrations. Groups of students then began a series of hunger strikes, culminating in yet another confrontation with police on Friday (April 5) when some two thousand marching students were dispersed with tear gas in Addis Ababa's main street, Churchill Road.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAVJQVKUD0GW7D5L20OVJB76RQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAAVJQVKUD0GW7D5L20OVJB76RQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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