• Short Summary

    THE OFFICIAL RESPONSIBLE FOR BRITISH DEPENDENT TERRITORIES, SIR ARTHUR GALSWORTHY, IS HOLDING URGENT TALKS IN HAMILTON TODAY (TUESDAY) IN THE EFFORT TO RESTORE CALM TO THE ISLAND -- WHICH HAS BEEN UNDER A STATE OF EMERGENCY SINCE RACIAL RIOTING BROKE OUT DURING THE WEEKEND.

  • Description

    THE OFFICIAL RESPONSIBLE FOR BRITISH DEPENDENT TERRITORIES, SIR ARTHUR GALSWORTHY, IS HOLDING URGENT TALKS IN HAMILTON TODAY (TUESDAY) IN THE EFFORT TO RESTORE CALM TO THE ISLAND -- WHICH HAS BEEN UNDER A STATE OF EMERGENCY SINCE RACIAL RIOTING BROKE OUT DURING THE WEEKEND. THE GOVERNOR OF BERMUDA, LORD MARTONMERE, YESTERDAY FORMALLY CLOSED PARLIAMENT ON SCHEDULE AT THE END OF THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT'S FIVE-YEAR TERM OF OFFICE.

    THE DISTURBANCES IN THE ISLAND -- BRITAIN'S OLDEST COLONY -- STARTED LAST THURSDAY WHEN NEGRO YOUTHS BATTLED WITH POLICE AFTER BEING TURNED AWAY FROM A CHARITY FAIR. THE REASON FOR THE SPREAD OF THE RIOTING WAS NOT CLEAR, BUT WAS THOUGHT TO BE LINKED WITH THE ELECTIONS TO BE HELD ON THE 22ND OF NEXT MONTHS. BRITISH TROOPS WERE RUSHED TO THE ISLAND TO REINFORCE THE ISLAND'S 350 MILITIAMEN AND 330 POLICE.

    RAMPAGING NEGRO YOUTH STARTED FIRES THAT CAUSED AT LEAST GBP150,000 STERLING DAMAGE AND LORD MARTONMERE DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY AND IMPOSED A DUSK-TO-DAWN CURFEW. IN HIS SPEECH CLOSING PARLIAMENT, LORD MARTONMERE SYMPATHISED WITH THOSE WHO HAD SUFFERED LOSS OF PROPERTY OR PERSONAL INJURY AT THE HANDS OF THE RIOTERS, AND SAID THE EVENTS HAD CAUSED HIM "A SENSE OF HORROR AND DISTRESS".

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    Film ID:
    VLVABZTCEJK8ZDFJESEUOXK3H7TJH
    Media URN:
    VLVABZTCEJK8ZDFJESEUOXK3H7TJH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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