• Short Summary

    KATANGA POLICE WIELDED RIFLE BUTTS AND TRUNCHEONS SEPTEMBER 22 IN ELIZABETHVILLE, AS THEY SOUGHT TO DISPERSE A CROWD OF SEVERAL HUNDRED KASAI TRIBESMEN WHO HAD POURED INTO THE TOWN SEEKING FOOD.

  • Description

    1.
    LV.BALUBA TRIBESMEN IN GROUPS IN ELISABETHVILLE.
    0.02

    2.
    SV.GROUP GESTICULATES.
    0.05

    3.
    MV.KATANGAN GENDARME STANDS BY WITH RIFLE AT READY.
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    4.
    CU.BALUBA MAN GESTICULATES AND SHOUTS.
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    5.
    SV.GROUP OF BALUBAS WAVE AND SHOUT.
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    6.
    SV.GENDARMES MOVE FORWARD.
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    7.
    SV.GROUP OF BALUBAS START MOVING OFF.
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    8.
    SV PAN..GENDARME RUNS FORWARD ORDERING THEM TO DISPERSE.
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    9.
    SLV PAN...ALUBA MAN LEAVES COMPATRIOTS AND WAVES ARMS SHOUTING.
    0.23

    10.
    SV PAN..GENDARME WITH RIFLE TO SHOULDER CHASES TRIBESMAN.
    0.29

    11.
    SV.SKIRMISH BETWEEN GENDARMES AND TRIBESMEN PAN TO ANOTHER TRIBESMAN KICKED BY GENDARMES
    0.35

    12.
    SV.TRIBESMAN HUSTLED ALONG BY POLICE
    0.41

    13.
    SLV.GROUP OF TRIBESMEN MOVE OFF.
    0.44

    14.
    SV.ANOTHER ANGLE OF ABOVE
    0.47

    15.
    GTV.REFUGEE CAMP.
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    16.
    SV.ROUGH SHELTERS.
    0.55

    17.
    SV.WOMEN AND CHILDREN OUTSIDE ROUGH TENT.
    0.59

    18.
    CU.BALUBA GIRL.
    1.01

    19.
    CU.BALUBA WOMAN PREPARES FOOD ON GROUND.
    1.04

    20.
    GV.ROUGH TENTS WITH WOMEN AND CHILDREN OUTSIDE.
    1.07

    21.
    CU PAN..BALUBA WOMEN.
    1.14

    22.
    GV.CROWD ROUND WATER STAND-PIPE.
    1.17

    23.
    CU.WOMAN FILLS BUCKET WITH WATER.
    1.21

    24.
    GV FOLLOWING SHOT..TRUCK WITH SACKS OF FOOD, PRECEDED BY ARMOURED CAR, EN ROUTE TO CAMP.
    1.24

    25.
    SV.FOLLOW OF ARMOURED CAR WITH TROOPS ABOARD.
    1.27

    26.
    GV ARMOURED CAR THROUGH WINDSCREEN
    1.30

    27.
    GV TRACK PAST CAMP AND INHABITANTS
    1.40

    28.
    GV BALUBAS WALK ALONG ROAD IN CAMP CONFINES
    1.43

    29.
    GV WOMEN CARRY SACKS OF FOOD ON HEAD
    1.47

    30.
    SV SIMILAR
    1.50

    31.
    MV WOMAN PASSES WITH BUNDLE ON HEAD
    1.53

    32.
    CV SACK OF FOOD TIED ON BICYCLE, PASSES
    1.55

    33.
    CU SACK OF YELLOW CORN DONATED BY U.S. IN CAMP CONFINES
    1.59

    34.
    GV CAMP WITH U.N. GUARD BY FOOD SACKS.
    2.02



    Initials AW/V/JF/FW AW/V/JF/PB



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    Background: KATANGA POLICE WIELDED RIFLE BUTTS AND TRUNCHEONS SEPTEMBER 22 IN ELIZABETHVILLE, AS THEY SOUGHT TO DISPERSE A CROWD OF SEVERAL HUNDRED KASAI TRIBESMEN WHO HAD POURED INTO THE TOWN SEEKING FOOD.

    THE TRIBESMEN WERE AMONG THE 30,000 TO 45,000 BALUBAS HOUSED IN A UNITED NATIONS REFUGEE SHANTY TOWN. THEY RODE INTO THE CITY ON BICYCLES AND BEGAN LOOTING FOODSHOPS. THERE WERE SEVERAL ARRESTS.

    A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY THE CIVIL ORGANIZATION OF FOOD SUPPLY ASKED SHOPKEEPERS AND WHOLESALERS TO RETURN TO THEIR SHOPS, WORKERS IN THE FOOD INDUSTRIES TO RETURN TO THEIR JOBS, AND DECLARED THAT CONTRARY TO RUMOURS CIRCULATING, NO FOOD FAMINE EXISTED IN ELIZABETHVILLE.

    THE UNITED NATIONS MEANWHILE WAS RUSHING FOOD TO THE CAMP GUARDED BY ARMOURED CAR. THE FOOD WAS DISTRIBUTED IMMEDIATELY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3Y5W4U29TLQ4G95HWOETOKF9W
    Media URN:
    VLVA3Y5W4U29TLQ4G95HWOETOKF9W
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:10:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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