The rifles arrived at the Government building this afternoon for distribution to tribal chiefs returning to their territories.
"Story covered: Belgians hand over arms to tribal chiefs. Location: Government offices for the territories in Elisabethville. Stock: FP 3 16mm Opposition: NBC-CBS-ITN-Belgian TV - Sweden TV. UP not covered.
Roll 1. Belgian army truck loaded with rifles (Mausers 1996 model) and ammo - several shots of same and CUs
Several shots of Belgian soldiers unloading rifles with chiefs looking on.
Cu's of same and chiefs looking on.
Belgian Administrator calling on chiefs (raising arms as tribes were called.)
Several shots of chiefs waiting outside building for their weapons.
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Background: The rifles arrived at the Government building this afternoon for distribution to tribal chiefs returning to their territories. The weapons were brought in on a Belgian Army truck and unloaded by Belgian soldiers. As of now, while waiting this, the weapons have not been distributed, mainly because of the presence of foreign newsmen witnessing the unloading of arms."