• Short Summary

    AS ALGERIANS OF FRENCH STOCK CONTINUE TO POUR INTO METROPOLITAN FRANCE, ALGERIANS LIVING IN THE CAPITAL, PARIS, JUNE 9 BEGAN PLACING THEIR NAMES ON THE ELECTORAL LISTS FOR THE FORTHCOMING REFERENDUM TO DECIDE ALGERIA'S FUTURE.

  • Description

    AS ALGERIANS OF FRENCH STOCK CONTINUE TO POUR INTO METROPOLITAN FRANCE, ALGERIANS LIVING IN THE CAPITAL, PARIS, JUNE 9 BEGAN PLACING THEIR NAMES ON THE ELECTORAL LISTS FOR THE FORTHCOMING REFERENDUM TO DECIDE ALGERIA'S FUTURE. THEY QUEUED OUTSIDE TOWN HALLS TO CLAIM THEIR VOTE.

    AND IN ALGERIA THE SAME DAY, THE FRANCO-MOSLEM PROVISIONAL EXECUTIVE MET AT ROCHER NOIR (NEAR ALGIERS) IN A LATE ATTEMPT TO BROADEN THE BASIS OF THE POLITICAL CAMPAIGN FOR THE REFERENDUM ON JULY 1, 2 AND 3. THE CAMPAIGN BEGAN JUNE 10. THE QUESTION TO BE PUT TO THE ALGERIAN ELECTORATE IS: "DO YOU WANT ALGERIAN TO BECOME AN INDEPENDENT STATE CO-OPERATING WITH FRANCE IN CONDITIONS DEFINED BY THE EVIAN AGREEMENTS?" AN OVERWHELMING "OUI" ("YES") IS CERTAIN.

    THE REFUGEES LEAVING ALGERIA ARE THE "PIEDS NOIRS", PEOPLE BORN AND BRED IN NORTH AFRICA OF EUROPEAN ORIGIN. FEARING THE FUTURE OF MOSLEM REPRISALS AFTER INDEPENDENCE, THEY ARE SEEKING REFUGE IN METROPOLITAN FRANCE AT THE RATE OF 15,000 A WEEK. THEY ARE REPORTEDLY UNPOPULAR IN FRANCE, BECAUSE THEY ARE BLAMED LARGELY FOR THE ALGERIAN DISASTER. THEY ARE IDENTIFIED WITH THE SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC7S8URV44U866C1EKQL8WKXF9
    Media URN:
    VLVAC7S8URV44U866C1EKQL8WKXF9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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