• Short Summary

    SEVERAL HUNDRED PEOPLE DEMONSTRATED IN LEOPOLDVILLE, THE CAPITAL OF THE CONGO, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) OUTSIDE THE BELGIAN, PORTUGUESE AND BRITISH EMBASSIES AGAINST THE FORMER CONGOLESE PRIME MINISTER, MR.

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    SEVERAL HUNDRED PEOPLE DEMONSTRATED IN LEOPOLDVILLE, THE CAPITAL OF THE CONGO, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) OUTSIDE THE BELGIAN, PORTUGUESE AND BRITISH EMBASSIES AGAINST THE FORMER CONGOLESE PRIME MINISTER, MR. MOISE TSHOMBE. THE DEMONSTRATORS ALLEGED THAT MR. TSHOMBE HAD BEEN SUPPORTED BY A NUMBER OF BELGIANS IN A DISPUTE WITH THE CONGOLESE PRESIDENT, MR. KASAVUBU LAST MONTH.

    THE DEMONSTRATION WAS DIRECTED BY THE CONFEDERATION OF CONGOLESE YOUTH. DURING THE DEMONSTRATION A NUMBER OF YOUTHS CLIMBED ONTO A STATUE OF KING LEOPOLD THE SECOND -- WHO RULED THE CONGO 80 YEARS AGO -- AND DRAPED IT IN A BLACK SHEET.

    THE BELGIAN GOVERNMENT HAS DENIED BELGIAN IMPLICATION IN THE DISPUTE BETWEEN MR. TSHOMBE AND PRESIDENT KASAVUBU.

    THE DEMONSTRATIONS AT THE BRITISH EMBASSY WERE AGAINST BRITISH REACTION TO RHODESIA'S ILLEGAL INDEPENDENCE, AND AT THE PORTUGUESE EMBASSY, AGAINST PORTUGUESE POLICIES IN THE AFRICAN TERRITORY OF ANGOLA.

    AT PRESENT MR. EVARISTE KIMBA, WHO LED THE GOVERNMENT UNTIL IT WAS RECENTLY BROUGHT DOWN, IS TRYING TO FORM ANOTHER GOVERNMENT AT THE INVITATION OF PRESIDENT KASAVUBU.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3RNP5EICWR45IVRMUE6W3P8RH
    Media URN:
    VLVA3RNP5EICWR45IVRMUE6W3P8RH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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