Emergency Order CBI679 decreed that
‘all members of the population not already assigned report without fail for Terminal Transit. Failure to comply with the Order and its representatives will result in summary execution.’
The queues began to form immediately as the City was now reorganised by the Civil Defence Force acting on behalf of Crowley-Baird Inc. People were forcibly ejected from their homes and forced to wait in line ‘for reassignment.’
And as the buildings emptied so the streets filled. The air rang thick with the sounds of gunfire as the Emergency Order was carried out to the letter.