• Short Summary

    MOROCCO GAVE EXILED ALGERIAN LEADER MOHAMED KHIDER A HERO'S FUNERAL IN CASABLANCA ON FRIDAY. M.?

  • Description


    FUNERAL




    Initials AA/V-S/AS/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MOROCCO GAVE EXILED ALGERIAN LEADER MOHAMED KHIDER A HERO'S FUNERAL IN CASABLANCA ON FRIDAY. M. KHIDER, AN IMPLACABLE ENEMY OF POST-INDEPENDENCE ALGERIAN GOVERNMENTS, WAS SHOT DOWN BY AN UNKNOWN GUNMAN IN MADRID ON TUESDAY NIGHT. KING HASSAN PERSONALLY CHARTERED A PLANE TO PICK UP M. KHIDER'S BODY FROM SPAIN FOR THE BURIAL IN A PLACE RESERVED FOR MOROCCAN HEROES OF THE INDEPENDENCE STRUGGLE.

    THE MOROCCAN INTERIOR MINISTER GENERAL MOHAMED OUFKIR REPRESENTED KING HASSAN AT THE FUNERAL. PROMINENT ALGERIAN DISSIDENTS WALKED BEHIND THE COFFIN, BUT THE ALGERIAN EMBASSY WAS NOT REPRESENTED.

    MOHAMED KHIDER WAS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL LEADERS OF THE ALGERIAN REBELLION. HE WAS FOLLOWED TO THE GRAVESIDE BY HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW, HOCINE AIT AHMED, LEADER OF THE SOCIALIST FORCES FRONT (FFS) AND MOHAMED BOUDIAF, ONE OF THE BRAINS BEHIND THE ALGERIAN REBELLION. BOTH ARE EXILES.

    SPEAKING OVER THE COFFIN DRAPED WITH ALGERIAN AND MOROCCAN FLAGS, HOCINE AIT AHMED PROMISED TO CONTINUE WHAT HE CALLED THE DEAD MAN'S "STRUGGLE AGAINST OPPRESSION IN ALGERIA."
    M. KHIDER WAS MINISTER OF STATE AND IN CHARGE OF THE ALGERIAN NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT PARTY BEFORE BREAKING WITH THE THEN PRESIDENT, AHMED BEN BELLA, IN 1964.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEGT1UOOVETBQHWHFNIRRA1ICV
    Media URN:
    VLVAEGT1UOOVETBQHWHFNIRRA1ICV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment