More than 4,000 young trade unionists demonstrated against Israel in Khartoum on Wednesday (February 3).?
GV demonstrators walking with banners and portraits of Nasser
SV marchers waving fists and sprigs (could be olive, might be laurel) (2 shots)
GV PAN marchers gather behind low wall, large crowd with banners.
SV military and civilian officials on balcony
SCU Nusaini makes speech encouraging demonstrators
GV demonstrators with banners (2 shots)
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Background: More than 4,000 young trade unionists demonstrated against Israel in Khartoum on Wednesday (February 3). The demonstration, which was also against support for Israel by the United States, marched to the Council of Ministers to hear a speech by Mr. Nusaini.
The demonstration took place as the United Arab Republic was considering whether to extend the Suez Canal cease-fire with Israel or not. Sudan together with Libya and the UAR forms a United Arab Federation.
SYNOPSIS: As President Sadat of the United Arab Republic was considering an extension of the Middle East cease-fire with Israel on Wednesday, more than four thousand young Sudanese trade unionists demonstrating in Khartoum called for a renewal of the fighting with Israel. Waving banners and portraits of the late President Nasser the young marchers demonstrated also against the United States for supporting Israel.
The demonstrators gathered outside the Council of Ministers building of the Revolutionary Command Council to hear the speeches by several members of the Council.
The main speaker was Mr. Nusaini, who encouraged the young trade unionists to take up the road to victory. The Minister of Youth Major Abueugasim Hashim -- on Mr. Nusaini's right -- also spoke to demonstrators. Sudan, which together with Libya and the U.A.R. forms the United Arab Federation, recently accused the United States and Israel of encouraging the rebellion in Southern Sudan.