IVORY COAST: Togolanders Go Home!

In ugly bands of 200 and 300, the black mob surged through the streets of Abidjan (pop. 128,000), capital city of the Ivory Coast, shouting against the black "invaders" from Dahomey and Togoland. Armed with knives, clubs and broken bottles, rioters smashed down any Dahomeyans or Togolanders they met. Houses were looted and set afire and as women fled into the streets, they were dragged off and raped. Native Ivory Coast policemen stood by and watched. Only the Frenchmen in the police force tried to restore order.

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