• Short Summary

    FRENCH SOMALILAND WAS UNDER A DUSK-TO-DAWN CURFEW LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) AFTER AT LEAST 11 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 25 INJURED YESTERDAY IN RIOTING IN DJIBOUTI.

  • Description


    RIOT SCENES -- FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION TROOPS IN DJIBOUTI'S SOMALI QUARTERS; SOMALIS THROWING STONES; LEGIONNAIRES RUNNING FOR COVER; SOMALI ARRESTED; BODY OF SOMALI, KILLED BY LEGION GRENADE, BURNING CAR; FIRE IN SOMALI QUARTER; MORE TROOPS ARRIVING AND PUTTING UP BARBED WIRE.




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    Background: FRENCH SOMALILAND WAS UNDER A DUSK-TO-DAWN CURFEW LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) AFTER AT LEAST 11 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 25 INJURED YESTERDAY IN RIOTING IN DJIBOUTI. THIS FOLLOWED THE RESULT OF SUNDAY'S REFERENDUM, IN WHICH A MAJORITY OF VOTERS ASKED THAT TIES WITH FRANCE BE RETAINED.

    THE CURFEW WAS CLAMPED ON THE TERRITORY BY THE GOVERNOR, M. LOUIS SAGET, WHO DECLARED THAT ALL CURFEW BREAKERS WOULD BE SHOT IN SIGHT. THE DEMONSTRATORS, MAINLY SOMALI SUPPORTERS OF INDEPENDENCE FOR THE TERRITORY, BURNT FURNITURE AND CARS IN THE STREETS OF THEIR QUARTER OF DJIBOUTI.

    THE AUTHORITIES, INCLUDING FRENCH FOREIGN LEGIONNAIRES, SHOT AT THE DEMONSTRATORS AND THREW TEAR GAS BOMBS AFTER MEETING A HAIL OF STONES AS THEY APPROACHED THE SOMALI QUARTER. ONE OF THOSE KILLED, SEEN IN OUR FILM, IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN KILLED BY A GRENADE.

    AS A RESULT OF THE REFERENDUM, AN ELECTION WILL BE HELD FOR A DEPUTY IN THE FRENCH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY IN PARIS. THE OVERSEAS MINISTRY IN PARIS ANNOUNCED THAT 22, 523 VOTERS IN FRENCH SOMALILAND, REPRESENTING 60.47 PER CENT OF THE ELECTORATE, FAVOURED CONTINUED ASSOCIATION WITH FRANCE.

    THE MINISTRY SAYS 14, 734 VOTED FOR INDEPENDENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAMVMXDYBQI295VJ0R3B5Z5OFP
    Media URN:
    VLVAMVMXDYBQI295VJ0R3B5Z5OFP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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