• Short Summary

    REINFORCEMENTS FOR BRITISH TROOPS IN BRITISH GUIANA, WHERE AN INDIAN FARMER AND HIS WIFE WERE SHOT DEAD TODAY (WEDNESDAY) IN THE LATEST OUTBREAK OF RACE VIOLENCE.

  • Description

    REINFORCEMENTS FOR BRITISH TROOPS IN BRITISH GUIANA, WHERE AN INDIAN FARMER AND HIS WIFE WERE SHOT DEAD TODAY (WEDNESDAY) IN THE LATEST OUTBREAK OF RACE VIOLENCE.

    A HUNDRED MORE TROOPS ARE BEING FLOWN OUT TO THE COLONY AT THE URGENT REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR. THERE ARE NOW SOME 11,000 BRITISH TROOPS IN THE AREA. THESE MEN IN TODAY'S BATCH BELONG TO A ROYAL ARTILLERY BATTERY. THEY FLEW OUT FROM LYNEHAM IN WILTSHIRE.

    TODAY'S REPORTS REACHING GEORGETOWN SAID TENSION WAS RUNNING HIGH AT SEVERAL POINTS ON THE BRITISH GUIANA COAST.

    THE KILLING OF THE FARMER AND HIS WIFE BRINGS THE TOTAL OF PEOPLE KILLED IN NEARLY FIVE MONTHS OF RACIAL VIOLENCE BETWEEN NEGROES AND EAST INDIANS TO 75.

    YESTERDAY, GOVERNOR SIR RICHARD LUYT SIGNED AN ORDER GIVING SWEEPING POWERS TO THE SECURITY FORCES AND AUTHORISING THE SUPREME COURT TO FLOG AND JAIL FOR LIFE ANYONE ILLEGALLY HANDLING ARMS AND EXPLOSIVES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB815263I0E3VAUG9TZBYARZJM
    Media URN:
    VLVAB815263I0E3VAUG9TZBYARZJM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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