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    One man was arrested when 40 Africans, mainly young men and women, tried to stop Mr.

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    One man was arrested when 40 Africans, mainly young men and women, tried to stop Mr. Duncan Sandys, the Commonwealth Relations Secretary, when the drove from Salisbury airport on May 28 on his arrival from London for discussions with Sir Edgar Whitehead, the Southern Rhodesia Premier, on a new constitution.

    The demonstrators, many screaming "Freedom", surged round Mr. Sandys car. Twice it had to slow almost to a standstill. Earlier, as Mr. Sandys, walked from the aircraft, an African shouted; "Do not sell us out again".

    Mr. Sandys was met at the airport by Lord Alport, the British High Commissioner in the Rhodesia Federation, and Mr. Cyril Hatty, Minister of the Treasury.

    Addressing a small press conference at the airport, Mr. Sandys said there was "no crisis, no deadlock and no hitch", in the constitutional talks. In fact good progress had been made, but he understood the Southern Rhodesian Parliament wanted to discuss the question at its sitting on June 6. "Sir Edgar Whitehead and I both thought the best thing would be to get together round a table and decide the remaining outstanding points". Mr. Sandys said.

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