• Short Summary

    Portuguese troops on Tuesday (10 September) ousted white-led dissidents from Mozambique's main radio station in the capital, Lourence Marques -- seized three days earlier in pretest against the handing over of power to African nationalists.

  • Description

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    GV Radio station with flags over balconies
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    2.
    SV Police chiefs arrive to talk with MFM, and embraced by crowds
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    SV Members of MFM on balcony
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    SV Police chiefs entering building
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    SCU MFM supporters embrace members of volunteer force
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    GV Portuguese flag draped on balcony
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    SV & CU Crowds outside station listening to official announcement (3 shots)
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    SV Armed guard on balcony
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    SV MFM Man explains reasons for handover to crowd (2 shots)
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    GTV Crowd and troops outside station
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    SV Soldiers in position outside station
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    SCU Rifles and rocket launcher held by troops
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    SV Troops move through crowd towards station
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    SV PAN Troops advancing on crowd
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    SV Crowd gesticulates against advancing troops
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    GV Troops and military vehicles including APC amongst crowd
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    17.
    LV & GV Africans parading past Lourence Marques Airport building (2 shots)
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    Initials BB/1823 BL/JB/BB/1846



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Portuguese troops on Tuesday (10 September) ousted white-led dissidents from Mozambique's main radio station in the capital, Lourence Marques -- seized three days earlier in pretest against the handing over of power to African nationalists.

    Amid growing unrest in the capital, the Army moved in after the self-styled "Movement for a Free Mozambique" had announced a decision to abandon the radio station.

    The white militants said they were withdrawing because of the escalating black violence in African shanty towns in and around Lourence Marques. But they said they wanted to hand it over to police, not to the army.

    The defiance of Mozambique's white settlers against the independence agreement signed in Lusaka on Saturday (7 September) led to outbursts of violence in the capital. At least 47 people died and hundreds more were injured.

    The white militants -- many of them ex-servicemen -- claimed that the Lusaka agreement was a sell-out to the guerrillas who waged war against Portugal for ten years. The agreement provides for a Frelime-led provisional government and full independence next June.

    The violence in Lourence Marques, was centred mainly in the African shanty towns around the city's airport. On Monday night (9 September), Portuguese troops occupied the airport and closed it to all traffic.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAQ3OVRBQS40M38Y2OKFPXU5PA
    Media URN:
    VLVAQ3OVRBQS40M38Y2OKFPXU5PA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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