• Short Summary

    CONGO-KINSHASAN PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU WATCHED HUGE TWO-HOUR PARAE ON ONE OF LUBUMBASHI'S MAIN BOULEVARDS, ON THE SECOND DAY OF HIS RECENT FOUR-DAY VISIT TO KATANGA PROVINCE, CONGO-KINSHASA.

  • Description

    CONGO-KINSHASAN PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU WATCHED HUGE TWO-HOUR PARAE ON ONE OF LUBUMBASHI'S MAIN BOULEVARDS, ON THE SECOND DAY OF HIS RECENT FOUR-DAY VISIT TO KATANGA PROVINCE, CONGO-KINSHASA. BEFORE THEE PARADE THE PRESIDENT WAS CARRIED IN STATE THROUGH THE STREETS OF THE CITY.

    GENERAL VX WAS ACCOMPANIED ON HIS VISIT TO KATANGA BY FOREIGN MINISTER JUSTIN-MARIE BOMBOKO, AND MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS ETIENNE TSHISEKDI.

    SHORTLY AFTER HIS KATANGA VISIT THE PRESIDENT AND HIS PARTY RETURNED TO A TRIUMPHAL WELCOME IN KINSHASA.

    IN LUBUMBASHI -- THE NATION'S COPPER CAPITAL -- PRESIDENT VX WAS CARRIED THROUGH THE STREETS ON A "PALANQUIN" COVERED WITH A LEOPARD SKIN.

    BEFORE THE PARADE BEGAN HE SALUTED THE NATIONAL COLOURS, DURING A MARCH-PAST BY THE GUARD OF HONOUR.

    THE PARADE ITSELF BEGAN WITH A MILITARY DISPLAY. MANY OF THE SOLDIERS MARCHING HAD FOUGHT AGAINST MERCENARIES ALLEGED TO HAVE INFILTRATED FROM ANGOLA.

    POLICE, FIREMEN, GOVERNMENT PARTY MEMBERS, SCHOOLCHILDREN, STUDENTS AND MEMBERS OF LOCAL WOMENS ORGANISATIONS FOLLOWED IN THE PARADE.

    AT A MASS MEETING SHORTLY AFTERWARDS PRESIDENT VX DENOUNCED "THEE MANOEUVRES OF SOME FOREIGN INDUSTRIALISTS WHO TRY TO SABOTAGE BY ALL AVAILABLE MEANS THEE RESULTS THEE CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT COULD EXPECT NORMALLY FROM ITS AGREEMENT ABROAD."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3AU2YDRITW21ISHXL3UPORUEM
    Media URN:
    VLVA3AU2YDRITW21ISHXL3UPORUEM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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