• Short Summary

    PEMBA ISLAND, NORTH OF ZANZIBAR, COMPLETED ITS VOTING IN THE ZANZIBAR GENERAL ELECTION YESTERDAY (TUESDAY).WOMEN?

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    PEMBA ISLAND, NORTH OF ZANZIBAR, COMPLETED ITS VOTING IN THE ZANZIBAR GENERAL ELECTION YESTERDAY (TUESDAY).WOMEN IN BLACK, SOME OF THEM VEILED, AND MEN IN WHITE ANKLE-LENGTH ROBES AND SKULLCAPS QUEUED AT POLLING STATIONS TO CAST THEIR VOTES.

    POLLING WAS HEAVY, BUT PEACEFUL AND ORDERLY, WITH LONG QUEUES SINCE EARLY MORNING.THE ELECTIONS WILL DECIDE WHO WILL LEAD THE "SPICE ISLANDS" TO INDEPENDENCE LATER THIS YEAR.

    MEN OF THE SCOTS GUARDS -- FLOWN FROM KENYA FOR THE ELECTIONS -- PATROLLED THE STREETS, SET UP ROAD BLOCKS TO PREVENT ANY DRASTIC MOVEMENT OF THE POPULATION, AND GUARDED POLLING STATIONS.OVERHEAD, SPOTTER AIRCRAFT AND HELICOPTERS WATCHED FOR ANY DEMONSTRATIONS.RIOTS IN THE 1961 ELECTIONS KILLED 80 PEOPLE.

    THE ISLAND OF ZANZIBAR GOES TO THE POLLS ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, AND RESULTS ARE EXPECTED ON MONDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF1BUEU5664JDM1XL7QD4FAGF9
    Media URN:
    VLVAF1BUEU5664JDM1XL7QD4FAGF9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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