• Short Summary

    In the Congo on Sunday (12 February), the Congolese President, Colonel Joachim Yhombi-Opango, attended a big rally to mark the 14th anniversary of the founding of the Union of Young Congolese Socialists.

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    In the Congo on Sunday (12 February), the Congolese President, Colonel Joachim Yhombi-Opango, attended a big rally to mark the 14th anniversary of the founding of the Union of Young Congolese Socialists. The rally was held in the country's capital, Brazzaville.

    SYNOPSIS: President Yhombi-Opango, who has been head of state in the Congo for almost a year now, arrived at the rally to receive a warm welcome from the rally organisers. Like his assassinated predecessor Major Marien Ngouabi, President Yhombi-Opango follows a Marxist line.

    More than 50,000 young children and students had gathered for the rally which took place in a big Brazzaville stadium.

    High ranking members of the armed forces joined the President in the grandstand for the celebration which opened with a show of support for the Congolese Labour Party. The party was established by the late President Ngouabi, who was a cousin of the present leader.

    President Yhombi-Opango then addressed the youngsters. He told them that he was impressed with their commitment to the party.

    As he spoke, Jean Pierre Gombet, the Secretary-General of the Union of Young Congolese Socialists looked on, and students waved the President's portrait.

    President Yhombi-Opango went on to urge them to stay politically aware, and to defend the revolution.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1Y07D2DM9KNRR9RI1KSVJI4X4
    Media URN:
    VLVA1Y07D2DM9KNRR9RI1KSVJI4X4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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