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    TROOPS GUARDED ACCRA AIRPORT TODAY (FRIDAY) AS THE FIRST AIRCRAFT FROM LAGOS TO ARRIVE SINCE THE COUP D'ETAT YESTERDAY TOUCHED DOWN.

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    SCENES FROM AIRCRAFT AT ACCRA AIRPORT.




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    Background: TROOPS GUARDED ACCRA AIRPORT TODAY (FRIDAY) AS THE FIRST AIRCRAFT FROM LAGOS TO ARRIVE SINCE THE COUP D'ETAT YESTERDAY TOUCHED DOWN.

    A VISNEWS CAMERAMEN FROM LONDON WAS ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT AND FILMED THE ACTIVITIES ACCOMPANYING THE PLANE'S ARRIVAL.

    BEFORE THE PLANE COULD TOUCH DOWN OBSTACLES HAD TO BE REMOVED FROM THE RUNWAY. ARMOURED CARS, ARTILLERY GUNS AND ARMED INFANTRY SOLDIERS GUARDED THE AIRPORT TARMACS.

    AT THE AIRPORT BUILDING ARMED TROOPS STOOD GUARD AS PASSENGERS DISEMBARKED, AND OTHER SOLDIERS STOOD ALERT OUTSIDE THE AIRPORT ON THE ROADS TO THE GHANAIAN CAPITAL.

    ACCRA WAS REPORTED TO BE QUIET TODAY ALTHOUGH ARMED TROOPS CONTINUED THEIR PATROL IN THE CITY. EARLIER, THE CITY HAD BEEN ALERTED BY POLICE VEHICLES WITH SIRENS SOUNDING, CARRYING MEMBERS ??? ??? NKRUMAH'S DEPOSED GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE'S CONGRESS PARTY TO DETENTION CENTRES ESTABLISHED SINCE THE COUP.

    THE NEW REVOLUTIONARY AUTHORITIES HAVE ESTABLISHED AN ECONOMIC COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE GHANA'S ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL POLICIES. BRITISH BUSINESSMEN IN GHANA HAVE EXPRESSED WHAT IS TERMED FAIR CONFIDENCE IN THE ABILITY OF THE COMMITTEE.

    THE NEW NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL HAS GIVEN SECURITY GUARDS OF DOCTOR NKRUMAH WHO HAVE CONTINUED RESISTING THE COUP UNTIL NOON TOMORROW (SATURDAY) TO SURRENDER. OTHERWISE, THE COUNCIL HAS WARNED, APPROPRIATE ACTION WILL BE TAKEN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABTMMKMJY2RLUEVAOB3XZ8HBLF
    Media URN:
    VLVABTMMKMJY2RLUEVAOB3XZ8HBLF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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