Thousands of people attended the funeral in Mauritius of 47-year old Azer Adelaide, victim of the first political assassination since independence in Mauritius in 1967.
GV Coffin through crowded streets
CV Crowd outside Beau-Bassin church
CU Masson editor in chief on MMM newspaper
CU Coffin into church PAN UP church
SV Crowd outside church
SCU Berenger, MMM leader
SV Coffin after service from church
SV PAN ???let squad stand by
GV Mass crowd marching to cemetery (3 shots)
Initials SGM/1703 SGM/1713
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Background: Thousands of people attended the funeral in Mauritius of 47-year old Azer Adelaide, victim of the first political assassination since independence in Mauritius in 1967.
Mr. Adelaide is described as a political agent of the Mauritius Militant Movement (MMM). He was shot dead in broad daylight in the centre of town.
Police in Mauritius have arrested four men in connection with the shooting, but the assassination has led to widespread street protests and a dock strike.
The funeral for Mr. Adelaide was held in Fort Louis on Friday (Nov 26)
SYNOPSIS: A funeral service was held in Mauritius on Friday for a 47-year-old man who fell victim to the first political assassination in the country since independence in 1967. He was Mr Azer Adelaide - described as a political agent for the Mauritius Militant Movement. Mr Adelaide was shot dead in broad daylight in the centre of the capital, Port Louis.
Uninjured in the sheeting - the leader of the Movement, Mr Paul Berenger. Shots were fired at Mr Berenger - but missed.
Armed police have patrolled Port Louis since the assassination. One man was arrested seen after the shooting -- and three others were detained in the following days. But despite the arrests there've been angry street protests in Mauritius - and the country has been paralysed by a dock strike.