• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION One man and sixteen women, all white, held a demonstration in the streets of Salisbury, the Rhodesian capital, on Friday (7 January).

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    INTRODUCTION One man and sixteen women, all white, held a demonstration in the streets of Salisbury, the Rhodesian capital, on Friday (7 January).

    SYNOPSIS: The demonstrators supported the British Government's proposal to install its own resident commissioner in Rhodesia during any transitional period to majority rule. The group was led by Ken Mew, the only man among them. Mr. Mew told newsmen the purpose of the demonstration was to bring to the notice of the outside world their view that Prime Minister Ian Smith had no right to reject the British proposal. He said Mr. Smith should have consulted the white population of the country. He said
    there was a substantial body of whites in Rhodesia, perfectly prepared to accept the proposal. Asked why there were so few demonstrators, Mr. Mew said it was typical of the "brain-washing" that had taken place over the last 14 years. Whites in Rhodesia did not understand the seriousness of the situation in which they found themselves, he said.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3YUWIFNUQFO0YOBVF6TZWHWTS
    Media URN:
    VLVA3YUWIFNUQFO0YOBVF6TZWHWTS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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