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    SIX PEOPLE, BELIEVED TO BE MEMBERS OF THE O.A.S., THE FRENCH SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION, HAVE?

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    SIX PEOPLE, BELIEVED TO BE MEMBERS OF THE O.A.S., THE FRENCH SECRET ARMY ORGANISATION, HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN BELGIUM. THEY APPEARED BEFORE THE EXAMINING MAGISTRATE'S COURT AT NAMUR TODAY (MONDAY) TO HAVE THEIR ARREST WARRANTS EXTENDED.

    THE ARRESTS BEGAN AFTER POLICE RAIDED "LA TOURELLE", A VILLA AT PROFONDEVILLE, NEAR NAMUR. THERE THEY FOUND DOCUMENTS INDICATING THE HOUSE WAS AN O.A.S. OUTPOST HEADQUARTERS. IT IS BELIEVED THE ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON PRESIDENT DE GAULLE AT PETIT CLAMART WAS PARTLY ORGANISED FROM HERE.

    AT ANOTHER VILLA, AT CREPPE, NEAR SPA, POLICE MADE AN EARLY MORNING RAID. A HEAVY CORDON OF 40 ARMED POLICE SURROUNDED THE BUILDING. WHEN A LOUDSPEAKER CALLED ON THOSE INSIDE TO SURRENDER, THREE MEN WALKED OUT WITH THEIR HANDS UP. NO RESISTANCE WAS OFFERED. THREE MORE MEN WERE ARRESTED IN BRUSSELS.

    IN NAMUR, M. PAQUES, THE CHIEF OF POLICE, AT A PRESS CONFERENCE AFTER THE ARRESTS, CONFIRMED THAT POLICE HAD FOUND EVIDENCE OF OAS ACTIVITY, AND HAD SEIZED SUPPLIES OF AMMUNITION. HE SAID THE ARRESTED MEN WERE APPARENTLY OF FRENCH NATIONALITY.

    WHEN HE ARRIVED AT THE PALACE OF JUSTICE IN NAMUR TODAY (MONDAY), M. ANDRE COMELIAU, THE EXAMINING MAGISTRATE WHO HAS BEEN INVESTIGATING THE ARRESTS, CONFIRMED HE HAS RECEIVED A LETTER CONTAINING THREATS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAX04S0U8MFLE5CZ3PGDAWP8OW
    Media URN:
    VLVAX04S0U8MFLE5CZ3PGDAWP8OW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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