• Short Summary

    Two days before the nine Western Nations met in Brussels to decide how to restore Zaire's battered economy, huge marches were organised on Sunday (25 November) across the country in support of Zairean President Mobutu Sese Seko.

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    Two days before the nine Western Nations met in Brussels to decide how to restore Zaire's battered economy, huge marches were organised on Sunday (25 November) across the country in support of Zairean President Mobutu Sese Seko. The show of solidarity follows a student protest march two weeks earlier over allegations that soldiers massacred two hundred students last July in Kasai province.

    SYNOPSIS: The show of support for President Mobutu in the capital city of Kinshasa echoed that of other centres in the vast Central African country. Banners carrying slogans of the Popular Revolutionary Party swore the marchers unconditional attachment to their President.

    Among the marchers was the City Commissioner Mandungu Bula Nyati.

    The march ended at Kinshasa stadium, where the crowd was entertained by tribal dancers; before hearing an address by Commissioner Mandungu.

    He claimed the rallies would prove to the world that opponents of Zaire's revolution were wasting their time. He said the people now realised the Presidents concern was for the country's security and a balances economy.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2WMNNDQZ3I4934SHPKFCX1DUY
    Media URN:
    VLVA2WMNNDQZ3I4934SHPKFCX1DUY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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