• Short Summary

    Following the return from London of three delegates from the protracted constitutional talks between the Kabaka of Buganda and the British Colonial Secretary, the Buganda Parliament - known as Lukiko - met in a stormy special session in Kampala, Aug 29.

  • Description

    Following the return from London of three delegates from the protracted constitutional talks between the Kabaka of Buganda and the British Colonial Secretary, the Buganda Parliament - known as Lukiko - met in a stormy special session in Kampala, Aug 29.

    As hundreds of demonstrators milled around the building, carrying placards and shouting that traitors had no right to sit in Parliament, five Lukiko members are reported to have been dragged from their seats by a crowd burstings into the Chamber during the session. One of the Ministers, Abu Mayanja, also came under attack but managed to evade the onslaught. The five men manhandled by the crowd are members of the predominantly Roman Catholic Democratic Party, which - in common with other political parties - has been advising its members, in defiance of the Kabaka's orders, to register for the forthcoming Legislative Council elections in the whole of Uganda.

    Immediately after the incident, the acting Chief Minister or "Katikiro", Joseph Mosuke, addressed the demonstrators and appealed for order. Although an official statement issued later deplored the interference with Lukiko members, neither the Kabaka's police nor their fellow members appear to have given the victims protection form the crowd.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1OTC2OPOIJA2G7VA5ET4IQRBI
    Media URN:
    VLVA1OTC2OPOIJA2G7VA5ET4IQRBI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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