• Short Summary

    Africans in the shanty towns of Lourence Marques, the capital of strife-torn Mozambique, were counting the cost on Friday (13 September) of the white 'backlash' -- a three-day 'little revolution' against the independence agreement between the portuguese Government in Lisbon and the African guerrilla movement FRELIMO (the Mozambique Liberation Front).

  • Description

    Africans in the shanty towns of Lourence Marques, the capital of strife-torn Mozambique, were counting the cost on Friday (13 September) of the white 'backlash' -- a three-day 'little revolution' against the independence agreement between the portuguese Government in Lisbon and the African guerrilla movement FRELIMO (the Mozambique Liberation Front). The agreement gave FRELIMO virtual control over the Portuguese colony, and white residents in Lourence Marques reacted violently against it by seizing and holding the Radio station for three days. The revolt sparked off riots and looting in the capital's suburbs, with at least 60 deaths, several hundred injured, and widespread damage to property.

    By Friday the revolt was over. But the situation was still tense, and life had not returned to normal. In the African township in which this film was shot by Visnews cameraman William Mutschmann, who has been covering the Mozambique situation along the length of the country since the latest trouble began over a week ago, only one shop was open. The wreckage of burnt-out vehicles littered the streets, and the gutters were full of glass from the shattered windows of houses, shops and officials. Africans who could not get to the shop's supplies before they ran out lined the sides of the road leading into the city centre in the hopes of relief food supplies from the army.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAME45ZJJCH10HS1276GS79D9F
    Media URN:
    VLVAME45ZJJCH10HS1276GS79D9F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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