• Short Summary

    Thousands of Chadians took to the streets of the capital, N'Djamena, on June 26 to demonstrate their support of President Habre's administration and to protest what national sources have called Libya's continuing aggression against the territorial integrity of Chad.

  • Description

    (JUNE 26) (SOUND)


    1.
    GV People gather ready for march of support
    0.09

    2.
    GVs Thousands march in support of government of Hissene Habre carrying banners (8 shots)
    1.00

    3.
    GV Crowd gathers after march
    1.07


    (JUNE 22) (MUTE)


    4.
    GV & SVs Prisoners seated on ground (3 shots)
    1.30

    5.
    SV Minister of Justice, Oudalbaye Naham, addresses prisoners while they listen (2 shots)
    1.38

    6.
    GVs & SVs Prisoners off-loading belongings from truck and being greeted by friends and relatives (4 shots)
    2.17


    (JUNE 26) (MUTE)


    7.
    SV & GV M. Christian Nucci, French Cooperation and Development Minister, alights from plane and is greeted by M. Idrisse Miskine, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, and other officials (3 shots)
    2.40

    8.
    SV Party walks across tarmac
    2.47




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    Background: Thousands of Chadians took to the streets of the capital, N'Djamena, on June 26 to demonstrate their support of President Habre's administration and to protest what national sources have called Libya's continuing aggression against the territorial integrity of Chad. The marchers carried banners demanding that Libya's leader Colonel Gaddafi halt all military and political intervention in Chad's internal affairs. The northern areas of Chad, near Libyan territory, have been increasingly subjected to assaults by Libyan-backed forces loyal to former Chadian president Goukouni Oueddei, and on June 25 they captured the strategically vital town of Faya-Largeau. The town's capitulation could open the way for the rebel troops to advance on Chad's capital of N'Djamena. Meanwhile President Habre announced a general amnesty for all Chadians in exile and those fighting alongside the Libyan-supported rebels in the northern regions. An estimated 215 political and military prisoners were released on June 21 and 23 on condition that they serve in the new Chadian army. Most of the prisoners belonged to factions which were united under the leadership of deposed president Goukouni Oueddei. Before their release they were addressed by Minister of Justice Oudalbaye Naham. The amnesty, announced on June 7 to coincide with the anniversary of President Habre's assumption of power, will be extended for four months. In a public show of political support for Habre's government, French Cooperation and Development Minister Christian Nucci visited N'Djamena on June 26. He was welcomed at the capital's airport by Mr Idrisse Miskine, Chad's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, as well as other Chadian government officials.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3ICZ7CLIJSPG0H8QKM3OX4X6T
    Media URN:
    VLVA3ICZ7CLIJSPG0H8QKM3OX4X6T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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