• Short Summary

    AIR FRANCE SUPER CONSTELLATION AIRLINERS WERE REQUISITIONED BY FRENCH AUTHORITIES OCTOBER 19 TO DEPORT 500 ALGERIAN NATIONALISTS WHO TOOK PART IN THE OCTOBER 17 PARIS DEMONSTRATIONS.

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    LV AIR FRANCE SUPER CONSTELLATIONS ON AIRFIELD.
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    2.
    LV PAN... TROOPS BOARD AIRCRAFT.
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    3.
    SV MOSLEMS OUT OF POLICE WAGON AT AIRFIELD.
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    4.
    SCU MOSLEMS.
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    LV MOSLEMS SEARCHED.
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    6.
    SV DITTO.
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    7.
    LV MOSLEMS NEAR AIRCRAFT.
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    8.
    STV MOSLEM BOARDS AIRCRAFT.
    0.34

    9.
    STV PAN... ANOTHER DITTO.
    0.38

    10.
    LV MOSLEMS BOARD AIRCRAFT.
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    7603/61 REFERS.

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    Background: AIR FRANCE SUPER CONSTELLATION AIRLINERS WERE REQUISITIONED BY FRENCH AUTHORITIES OCTOBER 19 TO DEPORT 500 ALGERIAN NATIONALISTS WHO TOOK PART IN THE OCTOBER 17 PARIS DEMONSTRATIONS. STRONG SECURITY MEASURES WERE TAKEN FOR THE AIRLIFT FROM ORLY AIRPORT, PARIS. TROOPS WERE FIRST TO ENTER THE AIRLINERS TO ACT AS GUARDS AND "PASSENGERS" WERE SEARCHED. BACK IN ALGERIA THE DEPORTED MOSLEMS WILL BE PLACED UNDER HOUSE ARREST.

    THE ORDER FOR SWIFT DEPORTATION CAME AFTER MASS DEMONSTRATIONS IN WHICH 30,000 MOSLEMS TOOK PART. THEY WERE PROTESTING AGAINST THE UNOFFICIAL CURFEW PLACED ON THEM BY THE POLICE. SOME 11,500 WERE ARRESTED, THREE MEN WERE KILLED, AND 236 WOUNDED INCLUDING 100 POLICE. MORE DEMONSTRATIONS OCCURRED THE FOLLOWING DAY AND BY OCTOBER 19 ABOUT 9,000 ALGERIANS WERE STILL DETAILED. DEPORTATIONS WERE DUE TO CONTINUE ON OCTOBER 20 WITH 1,000 BEING SENT HOME BY SHIP.

    IN TUNIS, OCTOBER 19, THE ALGERIAN "PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT" OPENLY CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR "ORGANISING, DIRECTING AND CONTROLLING" THE PARIS DEMONSTRATIONS. ALGIERS OFFICIALS ARE REPORTED TO BE DISPLEASED ABOUT THE RETURN OF THE MEN BECAUSE THEY FEAT IT WILL ADD TO THE TENSION WHICH PERSISTS THERE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6SDJGJKCWX5UUBN2OCCPS9AYS
    Media URN:
    VLVA6SDJGJKCWX5UUBN2OCCPS9AYS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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