• Short Summary

    A CROWD OF ABOUT THREE HUNDRED STUDENTS DEMONSTRATED OUTSIDE THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION IN LUSAKA, ZAMBIA, ON SATURDAY DEMANDING THAT BRITAIN SHOULD ABDICATE HER RESPONSIBILITY IN RHODESIA IN FAVOUR OF THE UNITED NATIONS.

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    A CROWD OF ABOUT THREE HUNDRED STUDENTS DEMONSTRATED OUTSIDE THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION IN LUSAKA, ZAMBIA, ON SATURDAY DEMANDING THAT BRITAIN SHOULD ABDICATE HER RESPONSIBILITY IN RHODESIA IN FAVOUR OF THE UNITED NATIONS. A LETTER ADDRESSED TO "WILSON, BRITISH GOVERNMENT", WAS HANDED TO A COMMISSION OFFICES.

    POLICE HAD BEEN WARNED OF THE DEMONSTRATION AND WERE ABLE TO KEEP IT UNDER CONTROL. THE STUDENTS MARCHED TO THE BRITISH COMMISSION OFFICES CARRYING POSTERS CONDEMNING BRITAIN AND ITS PRIME MINISTER, MR. WILSON. THE LETTER, WHICH WAS READ OUT TO THE STUDENTS BEFORE BEING HANDED IN, WAS ORIGINALLY ADDRESSED TO "MR HAROLD WILSON, BRITISH GOVERNMENT", BUT THE WORDS "MR" AND HAROLD" WERE REMOVED. BRITAIN'S HIGH COMMISSIONER IN ZAMBIA, SIR LESLIE MONSON, IS AT PRESENT ON LEAVE IN ENGLAND. IN HIS PLACE FIRST SECRETARY MR. DAVE LE BRETON RECEIVED THE LETTER AT THE BARRED DOORS TO THE HIGH COMMISSION.

    THE STUDENTS INCLUDED IN THEIR DEMONSTRATION A PROTEST AGAINST THE DEATH OF AN AFRICAN WOMAN WHOSE BODY WAS FOUND IN A CANOE ON THE ZAMBESI RIVER BORDERING RHODESIA. THE ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT HAS ALSO LODGED A PROTEST WITH THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION IN LUSAKA ON THIS MATTER. AS IT DOES NOT RECOGNISE THE PRESENT REGIME IN RHODESIA, ZAMBIA HOLDS BRITAIN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TERRITORY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2UKFZWUCJX7HXOGB5FUSJ5F4F
    Media URN:
    VLVA2UKFZWUCJX7HXOGB5FUSJ5F4F
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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