• Short Summary

    A CALL TO "FIGHT OR DIE" WAS MADE AT A RALLY ORGANISED BY THE SOMALI YOUTH COUNCIL IN MOGADISHU.

  • Description

    A CALL TO "FIGHT OR DIE" WAS MADE AT A RALLY ORGANISED BY THE SOMALI YOUTH COUNCIL IN MOGADISHU.

    THE RALLY WAS MAINLY CONCERNED WITH THE LONG STANDING SOMALI CLAIM TO TERRITORIES IN FRENCH SOMALILAND, ETHIOPIA AND ON KENYA'S NORTH-EAST REGION.

    LEADERS FROM THE DISPUTED TERRITORIES WERE PRESENTED WITH SPEARS TO SYMBOLISE THEIR DETERMINATION TO "FIGHT OR DIE" AND A COPY OF THE KORAN TO SIGNIFY THEIR CAUSE.

    AS THE RALLY WENT ON MEMBERS OF THE YOUTH ORGANISATION PUT UP WALL POSTERS CALLING FOR "LIBERTY OR DEATH".

    THE RALLY WAS UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF THE MINISTER FOR SOMALI AFFAIRS, SHEIKH MOHAMUD MOHAMED FARAH WHO HAS RECENTLY ACCUSED KENYANS OF MASSACRING SOMALIS, KILLING THEIR LIVESTOCK AND POISONING THEIR WELLS. HE TOLD THE CONFERENCE THAT BOTH BLACK AND WHITE COLONIALISTS EXIST -- BUT THE BLACK ONES ARE WORSE THAN THE WHITE.

    MR AHMED GUMANE ROBLES, VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SAID THAT HE DID NOT TRUST THE FRENCH. THE RALLY WAS ATTENDED BY MANY FOREIGN DIPLOMATS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA384Y0PY0MFLT3YBEKRZ6J2EJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA384Y0PY0MFLT3YBEKRZ6J2EJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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