• Short Summary

    In London about 20 Ethiopian students began a three-day hunger strike on Tuesday (23 November).

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    GV Demonstrators PAN TO Ethiopian Embassy in London
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    2.
    MV Demonstrators ZOOM IN TO hunger strike placard
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    3.
    MV PAN Masked demonstrators holding placards and singing (2 shots)
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    4.
    CU Demonstration leader speaking (2 shots)
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    5.
    MV PAN Demonstrators chanting
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    6.
    MV Policemen across road PAN TO embassy
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    DEMONSTRATOR: "We are protesting against these killings that are being made in Addis and all over the country by the fascist military junta to suppress the people's demands for democratic rights, and the question for a provisional popular government, which has been strongly supported by the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Party. At the moment we are on a 48 hour hunger strike. This protest will continue in other forms, like mobilising support form mass organisations from all over Britain and all over Europe and the Untied States.




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    Background: In London about 20 Ethiopian students began a three-day hunger strike on Tuesday (23 November).

    SYNOPSIS: Wearing masks, the demonstrators gathered outside the Ethiopian embassy, saying that they were there in protest against genocide and repression in their country. The students alleged that the authorities in Addis Ababa were carrying out a policy of genocide against separatists in Eritrea and that they stifled freedom of speech and assembly in Ethiopia. They also claimed that recent executions, in which more than 50 people have been named, represented only a fraction off the total. The Government has denied the allegations. One of the demonstrators explained their point of view.

    The Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Party is described by one London newspaper as a "civilian rival to the country's military rulers". At present Ethiopian authorities are fighting Eritrean separatists who are waging a guerrilla war, largely in rural areas and villages, but also around the outskirts of big towns like Asmara, where the population is reported to be predominantly pro-separatist. The government is also faced with the prospect of war against Somali after neighbouring Djibouti gets its independence form France in about a year.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3J1C3NZQ0S0NCJUX4K9HIXD1N
    Media URN:
    VLVA3J1C3NZQ0S0NCJUX4K9HIXD1N
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
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