• Short Summary

    BRITISH GUIANA -- PARALYSED BY A THREE-WEEK GENERAL STRIKE -- YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) WAS WARNED BY ITS PRIME MINISTER, DOCTOR CHEDDI JAGAN, THAT VIOLENCE WAS BEING PLANNED TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT.

  • Description

    BRITISH GUIANA -- PARALYSED BY A THREE-WEEK GENERAL STRIKE -- YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) WAS WARNED BY ITS PRIME MINISTER, DOCTOR CHEDDI JAGAN, THAT VIOLENCE WAS BEING PLANNED TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT.DOCTOR JAGAN, WHO ON THURSDAY PROCLAIMED A STATE OF EMERGENCY, SAID HE WOULD TAKE ALL NECESSARY STEPS TO PRESERVE LAW AND ORDER.

    WITH ARMED POLICE PATROLLING THE STREETS OF THE CAPITAL, GEORGETOWN, MANY SHOPS HAVE BEEN CLOSED, AND THEIR FRONTS PROTECTED BY METAL GRATINGS.BRITISH GUIANA AIRWAYS HAS SHUT DOWN ITS OFFICE -- ONE OF SEVERAL TRANSPORT FIRMS AFFECTED BY THE STRIKE.THE CITY'S REGULAR FERRY ACROSS THE DEMERARA RIVER IS OUT OF ACTION AND NUMEROUS SMALL CRAFT HAVE BEEN PRESSED INTO SERVICE.

    TRADE UNIONS CALLED THE STOPPAGE IN PROTEST AT THE GOVERNMENT'S LABOUR RELATIONS BILL WHICH, THEY SAY, WOULD GIVE THE GOVERNMENT POWER TO DECIDE WHICH UNIONS EMPLOYERS SHOULD RECOGNISE.DOCTOR JAGAN EMPHATICALLY DENIES THIS CLAIM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADJAMJPEXBNJBHSMC5WTHS1RG1
    Media URN:
    VLVADJAMJPEXBNJBHSMC5WTHS1RG1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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