• Short Summary

    Congolese Army chief Colonel Mobutu recently arrested Mr Cleophas Kamitatu - Governor of Leopoldville Province - alleging his participation in handing over secret documents to the United Nations.

  • Description

    1.
    SV PAN..police lined up to officer directing vehicles.
    0.08

    2.
    SV Police move off to vehicles.
    0.12

    3.
    SV Rear view ditto.
    0.14

    4.
    MV Board vehicle.
    0.18

    5.
    CU Officer.
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    6.
    MV Police move off in truck.
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    7.
    MV Another truck passes.
    0.25

    8.
    LV Trucks on move.
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    9.
    SLV Police dismount from truck and run.
    0.33

    10.
    MV Run in open formation.
    0.37

    11.
    GV Other police jump from moving trucks - take up prone firing positions.
    0.52



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Congolese Army chief Colonel Mobutu recently arrested Mr Cleophas Kamitatu - Governor of Leopoldville Province - alleging his participation in handing over secret documents to the United Nations. There followed protest riots by Kamitatu supporters and UN Ghanaian troops stepped in to prevent them being shot down by Congolese soldiers.

    To improve their efficiency in dealing with disturbances of this kind, Leopoldville's pro-Kamitatu police force - completely disorganized since independence of the Republic - went into rigid training Nov 14.

    Directed by officers, the police moved speedily to trucks on the announcement of an "emergency" alarm.

    Arriving quickly in the troubled area, the police dismounted and ran in open formation - some jumping from moving trucks - and took up firing positions on the ground. The whole operation completed in minutes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACHTNZ8OZZZ5A4UO9M7UHQDB0K
    Media URN:
    VLVACHTNZ8OZZZ5A4UO9M7UHQDB0K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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