• Short Summary

    On January 6 Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba reversed his government's decision to raise the price of bread and other cereal products.The price increases had caused widespread rioting in the country since December 29.The 80-year-old President's announcement was greeted by demonstrations of joy in the streets of Tunis.Some members of the crowd embraced soldiers and police, who has been deployed earlier in the week following the Government's declaration of a state of emergency.The Government had decide to increase bread prices by 110 per cent in order to cut subsidies on bread and other foodstuffs the prices of which had remained largely unchanged for many years.Unofficial reports say at least 57 people died in the riots.After announcing his decision to cancel the food price rises, President Bourguiba said he had ordered a new budget in which price increase would fall on relatively luxuries such as petrol, wine and other alcohols.

  • Description

    GV Troops and vehicles going through city gates.
    SV People in street clapping and chanting. Police vehicle in the distance.
    SV Crowds chanting.
    GVs PAN People chanting. (3 SHOTS)
    GV ZOOM IN Security forces watching demonstrators.
    GV People arrive at city square. Troops nearby.
    GVs People chanting and clapping. (3 SHOTS)
    SVs People chanting. Soldiers present. (2 SHOTS)
    GV Jubilant demonstrators on a jeep. Car horns hooting.

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    Background: On January 6 Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba reversed his government's decision to raise the price of bread and other cereal products.The price increases had caused widespread rioting in the country since December 29.The 80-year-old President's announcement was greeted by demonstrations of joy in the streets of Tunis.Some members of the crowd embraced soldiers and police, who has been deployed earlier in the week following the Government's declaration of a state of emergency.The Government had decide to increase bread prices by 110 per cent in order to cut subsidies on bread and other foodstuffs the prices of which had remained largely unchanged for many years.Unofficial reports say at least 57 people died in the riots.After announcing his decision to cancel the food price rises, President Bourguiba said he had ordered a new budget in which price increase would fall on relatively luxuries such as petrol, wine and other alcohols.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8QGDMQ0OKCGBFXOLOHNKC5HST
    Media URN:
    VLVA8QGDMQ0OKCGBFXOLOHNKC5HST
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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