• Short Summary

    More than two thousand Guineans resident in Liberia marched through Monrovia on Monday (23 November) protesting against reports from Radio Conakry that Guinea had been invaded by foreign mercenaries.

  • Description

    More than two thousand Guineans resident in Liberia marched through Monrovia on Monday (23 November) protesting against reports from Radio Conakry that Guinea had been invaded by foreign mercenaries. The Guineans demonstrated against what they called the imperialist invasion and voiced their support for Guinea's President Sekou Toure.

    Demonstrators carried banners reading "Down with Portuguese Aggression" and "Smash without mercy the enemies of Africa".

    The Liberian Government condemned the reported invasion in the strongest terms. In a statement issued in Monrovia, the Government said that "this wanton act of aggression by the Portuguese colonialists" is another flagrant violation by Portugal of the United Nations Charter and the Charter of the Organisation of African Unity.

    Radio Conakry announced on Tuesday (24 November) that foreign mercenaries had tried to invade the country for a third time Monday night but were repulsed.

    A five-man United Nations fact-finding team left New York Tuesday night for Guinea to probe the charges of invasion. The mission, accompanied by U.N. Secretariat officials, is expected to spend a week investigating the charges before reporting back to the Security Council.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2O4AZDJKE87S5V6LMB11NNNW9
    Media URN:
    VLVA2O4AZDJKE87S5V6LMB11NNNW9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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