An attempt to recruit Moslem Algiers citizens to the rebel's cause met little response Jan.28 when a European ex-Servicemen's organisation - a strong supporter of the 'Algeria is French' insurrection - held a demonstration near the Kasbah.
TOP V Demonstrators through Casbah
SV Veiled women in procession.
SV Women and men in procession.
CU Ex-serviceman marches.
SV Ditto assisted by two other men.
CU Another ex-serviceman in procession.
SIDE V..Exserviceman..pan to medals.
CU Name on street.
LV Onlookers in Casbah.
CU Ditto..pan to procession.
SV Women on balcony applaud.
SV Widows and veiled women march.
CU Women applaud.
CU Man shouts.
LV Ditto..pan to statue.
GV Procession pan to crowd.
SV Crowd held back by troops.
CU Sign 'Zone Francaise', pan to barricade.
CU French tricolour on barricade.
TOP V Crowd in square.
SV Ex-serviceman being carried.
SV Wreath being laid.
CU Ditto pan to men singing.
SV Vive le Massu
SV Mayor speaks on balcony.
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Background: An attempt to recruit Moslem Algiers citizens to the rebel's cause met little response Jan.28 when a European ex-Servicemen's organisation - a strong supporter of the 'Algeria is French' insurrection - held a demonstration near the Kasbah. With shouts of "Algerie Francaise" they entered the old Arab quarter. They encountered very little enthusiasm, but many loud responses of "Algerie Arabe".
On the march back to the city centre the parade gathered strength. Many European citizens joined their ranks. At the War Memorial on the Plateau des Glieres they placed floral tributes and listened to a speech by M. Bouharaoua, President of the Municipal Council of Algiers.
Armed rebels behind the barricades were puzzled by President de Gaulle's Jan 28 order to Governor Delegate Delouvrier and Gen.Challe, C-in-C, to leave the city. Reports place the new H.Q. at Blida, approximately thirty miles outside the city. General Gracieux, commander of the 10th Parachute Division has been made responsible for the situation in Algiers.
When President de Gaulle broadcasts to the French nation Jan 29, he is expected to announce the adoption of severe measures to crush the insurrection. Paris police have been rounding up known supporters of the rebels. Eighty warrants have been issued on charges of conspiracy against the internal security of the State.