• Short Summary

    The political upheaval in the Seychelles is over.

  • Description

    1.
    AV Seychelles Islands
    0.10

    2.
    GV Seychelles airport
    0.15

    3.
    GV PAN Troops moving through street in Truck
    0.19

    4.
    CU Soldier talking to residents
    0.25

    5.
    SV PAN FROM Man in street TO Bullet holes in wall of house and windows (2 shots)
    0.37

    6.
    GV PAN FROM Houses TO Rocket damage in street
    0.45

    7.
    GV Seychelles radio station ZOOM IN TO Armed guard on roof and soldiers guarding station (5 shots)
    1.12

    8.
    CU INTERIOR Photograph of President Albert Renee inside main studio ZOOM OUT TO News reader
    1.24

    9.
    SV Armed guard near waterfront
    1.27

    10.
    SV Tourists in streets with troops in truck moving off
    1.44

    11.
    GV Tourists market with people looking at trinkets and local basketwork (3 shots)
    2.08

    12.
    GV Fisherman's Cove Hotel (2 shots)
    2.16

    13.
    SV Tourists walking in grounds and sunbathing
    2.26

    14.
    CU Holiday-maker John Brandon talking to newsman
    2.57

    15.
    GV Palm trees near beach (2 shots)
    3.06


    TRANSCRIPT (SEQ. 14) NEWSMAN: "Can you tell me, how did you cope during the trouble here?"



    BRANDON: "Well, we coped, well, that's apart from being absolutely frightened to death, I think that we all got as one community, although we spoke different languages."



    NEWSMAN: "Why were you frightened to death? What did you see happen?"



    BRANDON: "Well, we heard gun...we'd been told...we heard gunfire and children crying, and people running back and forwards from the hotel crying on the beach. It's been (indistinct) a few days, it's been absolute chaos."





    Initials JS/SW





    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The political upheaval in the Seychelles is over. The curfew has been lifted, although troops still patrol the streets, both in trucks and on foot. Houses near the rebel army camp were badly hit by the two-day mutiny. A rocket landed in one bedroom window, killing a teenage girl and injuring her brother. At the start of the rebellion, troops took over the Radio Seychelles station which has reverted to broadcasting music. For sun-seeking tourists, life has also gone back to the tranquility they expect. Once again, they swarm to lively street markets full of trinkets and local crafts. However, the tourists did not escape the rebellion completely. At the Fisherman's Cove Hotel, one of the most luxurious in the islands, rebel troops stormed the grounds. They fired volleys of shots into the air and snatched jewellery and watches. Hotels have reported some cancellations, but observers predict the brief unrest is unlikely to have lasting impact on the Seychelles' main industry.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAX2WP84A6RGS0HN1SN35H8LFO
    Media URN:
    VLVAX2WP84A6RGS0HN1SN35H8LFO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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