• Short Summary

    BRITISH TROOPS WITH RIFLES AT THE READY ARE CONTINUING THEIR PATROLS IN THE BRITISH COLONY OF MAURITIUS IN THE INDIAN OCEAN.

  • Description

    BRITISH TROOPS WITH RIFLES AT THE READY ARE CONTINUING THEIR PATROLS IN THE BRITISH COLONY OF MAURITIUS IN THE INDIAN OCEAN. THE ALERT FOLLOWS THE RIOTS IN WHICH THREE PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES.

    THE ISLAND IS AGAIN CALM BUT THE TROOPS ARE MAINTAINING A SHOW OF STRENGTH WHILE MAURITIUS POLICE IN STEEL HELMETS AND WEAPONS DRAWN CONTINUE THEIR SEARCH OF HOUSES.

    THE TROOPS - 150 OF THEM - WERE FLOWN IN LAST THURSDAY FROM ADEN. A STATE OF EMERGENCY IS IN FORCE AND A SPECIAL WATCH IS BEING KEPT BY THE TROOPS AND POLICE ON THE INDIAN AND CREOLE (MIXED RACE) COMMUNITIES, INVOLVED IN THE RIOTS. GROUPS OF INTERESTED VILLAGERS WATCHED THE TROOPS AS THEY PATROLLED.

    TODAY (TUESDAY), PARLIAMENT MEETS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE GOVERNOR, SIR JOHN RENNIE DECLARED THE STATE OF EMERGENCY. PRIME MINISTER SEEWOOSAGAR RAMGOOLAN IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A STATEMENT.

    TROUBLE IN THE COLONY BEGAN TWO WEEKS AGO FOLLOWING LAST MONTH'S VISIT OF MR. ANTHONY GREENWOOD, THE BRITISH COLONIAL SECRETARY, TO SOUND OUT THE VIEW OF THE ISLANDERS ABOUT INDEPENDENCE. THE MINORITY CREOLES FEAR THAT WITH INDEPENDENCE, THE INDIAN MAJORITY LABOUR PARTY WILL GIVE THEM LITTLE OR NO SAY IN THE GOVERNMENT. THERE ARE SOME 10,000 DESCENDANTS OF FRENCH SETTLERS AMONG THE POPULATION OF 730,000 AND MANY OF THEM RUN OR ARE ENGAGED IN SUGAR - THE COLONY'S MAIN INDUSTRY.

    A CONFERENCE IS TO BE HELD IN LONDON IN THE AUTUMN ON THE FUTURE OF MAURITIUS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAPB03BR3GL0N3KFEX763YQWT7
    Media URN:
    VLVAPB03BR3GL0N3KFEX763YQWT7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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