• Short Summary

    RIOT POLICE CLEARED DEFIANT STUDENTS OUT OF THE RESIDENCE HALLS OF NAIROBI UNIVERSITY COLLEGE YESTERDAY (MONDAY) TO ENFORCE ORDERS FROM PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA THAT THE COLLEGE BE CLOSED INDEFINITELY.

  • Description

    1.
    GV STUDENTS CROWD ON CAMPUS
    0.04

    2.
    GV ANOTHER ANGLE DITTO
    0.06

    3.
    CU NOTICE "WE HAVE DECIDED NO LECTURES. BEWARE YOU JUDAS OUR LORD CHRIST DIED BECAUSE OF THAT. THIS IS THE MOMENT OF TRUTH. STAY IN YOUR HALL"
    0.14

    4.
    CU TRIO OF EUROPEAN STUDENTS WEARING LAPEL BADGES "NOT YET UHURU"
    0.17

    5.
    CU ABOVE LAPEL BADGE
    0.19

    6.
    CU STUDENT WEARING THREE LAPEL BADGES
    0.22

    7.
    GV POLICE CAR WITH JEERING STUDENTS IN B/G
    0.25

    8.
    SV JEERING STUDENTS
    0.30

    9.
    MV STUDENTS JEERING
    0.35

    10.
    GV STUDENTS LEAVE CAMPUS TO ATTEND MEETING
    0.40

    11.
    GTV STUDENTS GATHERED FOR MEETING
    0.43

    12.
    STV STUDENTS LISTENING
    0.46

    13.
    MV SPEAKER ADDRESSED
    0.48

    14.
    MV STUDENTS LISTENING
    0.51

    15.
    MV STUDENTS LISTEN
    0.52

    16.
    SV SPEAKER ADDRESSING
    0.54

    17.
    LV STUDENTS LISTEN
    0.57

    18.
    SV SPEAKER ADDRESSES
    1.02

    19.
    MV STUDENTS LISTEN
    1.04

    20.
    GV THE MEETING
    1.08

    21.
    GV STUDENTS START LISTENING
    1.12

    22.
    SV POLICE MOVE IN
    1.16

    23.
    SV PAN POLICE PAST CAMERA
    1.21

    24.
    SV REAR SHOT POLICE MOVING IN
    1.24

    25.
    GTV POLICE WITH POLICE SHIELDS OUTSIDE UNIVERSITY
    1.28

    26.
    SV POLICE ON CAMPUS NEAR STUDENTS WITH BAGGAGE
    1.31

    27.
    GV STUDENTS IN F/G MOVES OFF WITH BAGGAGE. POLICE IN
    1.36

    28.
    MV STUDENT WITH BAGGAGE LOOKS BACK AT POLICE IN B/G
    1.39

    29.
    MV POLICE FOLLOW STUDENT MOVING ON WITH BAGGAGE
    1.44

    30.
    SV LINE OF POLICE LOOK ON
    1.48

    31.
    SV STUDENTS WITH BAGGAGE IN F/G POLICE IN B/G
    1.50

    32.
    GV STUDENTS MOVE ALONG WITH BAGGAGE
    1.55

    33.
    MV POLICEMEN IN FRONT OF UNIVERSITY
    1.56

    34.
    MV STUDENTS FORWARD CARRYING BAGGAGE
    2.00

    35.
    LV STUDENTS WITH BAGGAGE
    2.04

    36.
    MV POLICEMEN STAND BY PAN TO OTHERS LINED UP IN B/G
    2.17



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    Background: RIOT POLICE CLEARED DEFIANT STUDENTS OUT OF THE RESIDENCE HALLS OF NAIROBI UNIVERSITY COLLEGE YESTERDAY (MONDAY) TO ENFORCE ORDERS FROM PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA THAT THE COLLEGE BE CLOSED INDEFINITELY. DEMANDING GREATER ACADEMIC FREEDOM, THE STUDENTS WENT ON STRIKE LAST FRIDAY AFTER MR. OGINGA ODINGA, THE LEFT-WING OPPOSITION LEADER, HAD BEEN REFUSE PERMISSION FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS MONTH TO ADDRESS THEM.

    THE KENYAN GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED EARLIER YESTERDAY THAT THE COLLEGE WAS BEING CLOSED -- TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE END OF THE TERM -- BECAUSE A MAJORITY OF 1,825 STUDENTS HAD IGNORED A MINISTERIAL DIRECTIVE TO RETURN TO LECTURES YESTERDAY MORNING. THE EVICTION WAS CARRIED OUT BY MORE THAN 200 POLICE AND MEN OF THE PARA-MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE UNIT, EQUIPPED WITH SHIELDS, TEAR GAS AND, IN SOME CASES, AUTOMATIC WEAPONS.

    STUDENTS WEARING BADGES SAY "NOT YET UHURU (FREEDOM)" JEERED AS A COLUMN OF RIOT POLICE ADVANCED DOWN THE MAIN ROAD PAST THE RESIDENCE HALLS, HURRYING THEM ON. THE AREA WAS CORDONED OFF AND BARRED TO ALL TRAFFIC EXCEPT THE HUNDREDS OF CARS AND TAXIS WHICH ARRIVED TO TAKE AWAY THE EVICTED STUDENTS.

    HUNDREDS OF FOREIGN STUDENTS, MOSTLY FROM NEIGHBOURING UGANDA AND TANZANIA, WERE AMONG THE 1,200 RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS PUT OUT WITH THEIR BAGGAGE AND OTHER BELONGINGS. MANY COMPLAINED THEY HAD NOWHERE TO SLEEP. A ZAMBIAN, WHO DECLINED TO BE NAMED, TOLD REUTERS NEWS AGENCY: "THIS ABRUPT NOTICE IS VERY INHUMAN. SOME OF US DO NOT EVEN HAVE MONEY FOR TRANSPORT TO OUR COUNTRIES."
    (APART FROM THOSE FORM AFRICAN COUNTRIES FOREIGN STUDENTS EVICTED FROM THE COLLEGE INCLUDED STUDENTS FROM AUSTRALIA, THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, WEST GERMANY, SWEDEN, NORWAY, AND BRITAIN)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1T0U5Q3CW5R9EDC5NRSRP8RF
    Media URN:
    VLVA1T0U5Q3CW5R9EDC5NRSRP8RF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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