• Short Summary

    IN LONDON TODAY (SUNDAY), THE BRITAIN BIAFRA ASSOCIATION STAGED A PROTEST MARCH IN SUPPORT OF BIAFRA, THE BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION OF NIGERIA.

  • Description

    IN LONDON TODAY (SUNDAY), THE BRITAIN BIAFRA ASSOCIATION STAGED A PROTEST MARCH IN SUPPORT OF BIAFRA, THE BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION OF NIGERIA. THE MARCH BEGAN AT HYDE PARK WITH DEMONSTRATORS MARCHING BENEATH BIAFRAN FLAGS, BEARING PLACARDS CALLING PEACE I BIAFRA. ALSO CARRIED WAS A COFFIN, MARKED "FOR HAROLD WILSON".

    THE MARCH PROCEEDED PEACEFULLY THROUGH THE STREETS OF LONDON TO NIGERIA HOUSE, WHERE A POLICE CORDON WAS WAITING TO BAR THEIR ENTRANCE. HOWEVER, A SMALL DELEGATION WAS ALLOWED THROUGH TO PRESENT A PETITION.

    FROM NIGERIA HOUSE THE MARCHERS SET OFF FOR DOWNING STREET, STILL BEARING THE COFFIN "FOR MR. WILSON". HOWEVER, AGAIN THE POLICE WERE ON HAND AND THE MARCHERS WERE PREVENTED FROM CONFRONTING THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER.

    IN A PAMPHLET ISSUED AT THE MARCH, THE BRITAIN BIAFRA ASSOCIATION CHARGED THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT WITH HYPOCRISY IN IT'S CONTINUED SUPPORT OF THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT. THE PAMPHLET STATED THAT BRITAIN "STICKS BLINDLY TO IT'S POLICY OF SENDING ARMS TO NIGERIA ON THE PRETEXT THAT IT IS IT'S DUTY TO SUPPORT A FRIENDLY COMMONWEALTH COUNTRY IN SUPPRESSING A REBELLION ... AND EVERY DAY THOUSANDS OF BRITISH BULLETS AND SHELLS ARE MOWING DOWN AND MAIMING BIAFRANS AND LEVELLING THEIR TOWNS AND VILLAGES."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3BNP0YHXXLKW6HU66TSZ3OH9J
    Media URN:
    VLVA3BNP0YHXXLKW6HU66TSZ3OH9J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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