• Short Summary

    MOGADISHU, CAPITAL OF SOMALIA, WHERE ANTI-BRITISH DEMONSTRATIONS HAVE LED TO POLICE GUARDS BEING PLACED AROUND THE BRITISH EMBASSY.

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    MOGADISHU, CAPITAL OF SOMALIA, WHERE ANTI-BRITISH DEMONSTRATIONS HAVE LED TO POLICE GUARDS BEING PLACED AROUND THE BRITISH EMBASSY.IN THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING SOME 80 DEPUTIES SIT IN EMERGENCY SESSION TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO BREAK OFF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH BRITAIN OVER THE ISSUE OF KENYA'S NORTHERN FRONTIER DISTRICT.THE ATMOSPHERE IN MOGADISHU, WHICH HAS BEEN TENSE FOR A NUMBER OF DAYS, WAS HEIGHTENED TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY) WITH THE REPORT THAT THE SOMALI DEFENCE MINISTER HAD CALLED FOR SOLDIERS TO BE RECRUITED IMMEDIATELY THROUGHOUT THE REPUBLIC.THE DEFENCE MINISTER'S CALL WAS BROADCAST BY RADIO MOGADISHU.

    ON MONDAY THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR IN THE CAPITAL, MR.LANCELOT PYMAN, LEFT HIS EMBASSY TO CALL ON THE PRESIDENT ASSURANCES THAT BRITISH LIVES AND PROPERTY IN THE CAPITAL WOULD BE PROTECTED.HOWEVER, 19 BRITONS, INCLUDING WOMEN AND CHILDREN, WERE EVACUATED TO ADEN FROM HARGEISA WHERE THE OFFICES OF A BRITISH CULTURAL ORGANISATION HAD BEEN RANSACKED.

    THE NORTHERN FRONTIER DISTRICT, IS THE HOME OF 280,000 SOMALIS WHO ARE DEMANDING THE RIGHT TO SECEDE FROM AN INDEPENDENT BUT AFRICAN DOMINATED KENYA AND JOIN IN NEIGHBOURING SOMALIA.IT WAS AT MOYALL IN THE N.F.D.TODAY THAT A DISTRICT COMMISSIONER WAS SPEARED IN THE ARM AS HE LED RIOT POLICE AGAINST A 200-STRONG MOB.THE KENYA COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, MR.RICHARD CATLING, WHO HAS BEEN ON A TOUR OF THE TROUBLE SPOTS RETURNED TO NAIROBI TODAY AND SAID THE SITUATION IN THE AREA CONTINUED TO BE UNEASY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACOQKNURYK9LD594620AP4U3IC
    Media URN:
    VLVACOQKNURYK9LD594620AP4U3IC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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