• Short Summary

    The first anniversary of the rise to power of General Gabriel Ramanantsoa and his National Union government was held in Madagascar on Sunday (13 May).

  • Description


    1972 FILM


    1.
    GTV Town Hall on fire
    0.11

    2.
    GV & LV Flames shooting out of windows (2 shots)
    0.22

    3.
    GTV PAN FROM Crowd TO Town hall
    0.32

    4.
    TV Students blocking road
    0.37

    5.
    TV Students in street PAN TO Gendarmes in vehicle
    0.46

    6.
    GV PAN Burnt vehicles in front of town hall
    0.54


    1973 FILM


    7.
    Troops in street (3 shots)
    1.10

    8.
    GV PAN Trucks in street TO Town Hall
    1.22

    9.
    TV Troops across square
    1.28

    10.
    CU Anniversary poster
    1.30

    11.
    GV PAN & MV Crowds at anniversary
    1.42



    Initials ESP/0259 ESP/0317



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The first anniversary of the rise to power of General Gabriel Ramanantsoa and his National Union government was held in Madagascar on Sunday (13 May). The Government declared it a "day of reflection", and ordered troops out in Tananarive to prevent public demonstrations.

    The events which led to the downfall of President Philibert Tsirinana in May 1972 were much more violent. 34 people were killed in rioting. Scenes of these events are included in this film.

    The Secretary-General of the M.F.M. (Power to the Proletariat) Party, Manandafy Rakotonirina, was arrested for planning to hold a demonstration. His party said they would gather in front of the city hall, which was ruined in last year's rioting, but a strong force of police was on patrol and military aircraft flew overhead.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA632HI8VYQYKPU1WD91266H4P7
    Media URN:
    VLVA632HI8VYQYKPU1WD91266H4P7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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