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    A LEADER OF THE PRO-INDEPENDENCE PARTY IN FRENCH SOMALILAND SAID TODAY THAT HIS PARTY WOULD BOYCOTT ANY GOVERNMENT WHICH IS FORMED NOW THAT THE TERRITORY HAS CHOSEN CONTINUED ASSOCIATION WITH FRANCE.

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    SOMALIS IN BARBED WIRE COMPOUND AND GETTING INTO ARMY TRUCKS; SPECIAL CAMP; SOMALIS IN SPECIAL CAMP, STRIPPING TO WAIST AND GETTING FOOD; VARIOUS SHOTS OF SOMALIS IN THE CAMP.




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    EDITORS: OUT PROD NO'S 2694/67 "FRENCH SOMALILAND: 11 PEOPLE KILLED IN DJIBOUTI RIOTING AFTER REFERENDUM" AND 2695/67 "FRENCH SOMALILAND: FRENCH CLAMP DOWN HEAVY SECURITY PRECAUTIONS ON DJIBOUTI FOR REFERENDUM ON INDEPENDENCE" BOTH SERVICE 21 MARCH 67 ALSO REFER.

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    Background: A LEADER OF THE PRO-INDEPENDENCE PARTY IN FRENCH SOMALILAND SAID TODAY THAT HIS PARTY WOULD BOYCOTT ANY GOVERNMENT WHICH IS FORMED NOW THAT THE TERRITORY HAS CHOSEN CONTINUED ASSOCIATION WITH FRANCE. MEANWHILE, THOUSANDS OF SOMALIS HAVE BEEN ROUNDED UP BY THE FRENCH SECURITY FORCES IN A MASSIVE SEARCH AND IDENTITY CHECK, AND THOSE WHOSE PAPERS ARE NOT IN ORDER ARE BEING SENT TO SPECIAL CAMPS, WHERE THEY FACE DEPORTATION.

    SINCE YESTERDAY MORNING (TUESDAY), ABOUT 2,500 POLICE AND FRENCH LEGIONNAIRES HAVE BEEN CARRYING OUT A LARGE-SCALE SEARCH AND IDENTITY CHECK IN THE AFRICAN QUARTER, WHICH HAS A MAJORITY OF LARGELY PRO-INDEPENDENCE SOMALIS. PEOPLE WHOSE IDENTITY PAPERS ARE NOT IN ORDER, ARE BEING TAKEN TO SPECIAL CAMPS, AND FACE DEPORTATION TO NEIGHBOURING SOMALIA. THE MOVES FOLLOW RIOTING WHICH CAME AFTER THE REFERENDUM ON SUNDAY SHOWED THAT 60 PER CENT OF THE POPULATION OF FRENCH SOMALILAND WERE IN FAVOUR OF CONTINUED ASSOCIATION WITH FRANCE.

    AT LEAST 5,000 SOMALIS WERE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN ROUNDED UP BY YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, AND AFTER BEING SEARCHED AND THEIR PAPERS CHECKED, TAKEN TO THE SPECIAL CAMP TO AWAIT POSSIBLE DEPORTATION.

    TODAY MR. HASSAN GOULED, POLITICAL SECRETARY OF THE POPULAR MOVEMENT PARTY, COMPRISING MAINLY OF PEOPLE OF SOMALI ORIGIN, SAID HIS PARTY DID NOT RECOGNISE THE RESULT OF SUNDAY'S REFERENDUM AND WOULD TAKE NO PART IN ANY NEW GOVERNMENT, AND WOULD NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY DISCUSSION OF A NEW CONSTITUTION WHICH FRANCE HAS PROMISED.

    MR. GOULED SAID HIS PARTY COULD NOT "LET THE WORLD KNOWN THE TRUE SITUATION IN FRENCH SOMALILAND BECAUSE OF THE OPPRESSION OF THE FRENCH MILITARY ADMINISTRATION". HE SAID THEY COULD NOT PROTEST TO THE UNITED NATIONS OR THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY ABOUT EVENTS THERE BECAUSE ANYTHING IN WRITING WHICH THEY MIGHT SEND WOULD BE INTERCEPTED BY THE FRENCH. HE CLAIMED THAT 15 SOMALIS HAD DIED BY EARLY TODAY IN THE RIOTS WHICH FOLLOWED THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE REFERENDUM'S RESULT AND DURING THE TWO NIGHTS SINCE THE. FRENCH OFFICIALS HAVE GIVEN THE NUMBER OF DEAD AS 12 - 11 IN THE RIOTS, AND A SHOT CURFEW SPEAKER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAELGWNW6YRCJ8N5KM2S5GLKHKR
    Media URN:
    VLVAELGWNW6YRCJ8N5KM2S5GLKHKR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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