• Short Summary

    WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR KURT KIESINGER TODAY (SATURDAY) CALLED FOR A CONCERTED EUROPEAN AID PROGRAMME FOR BIAFRA, AS THOUSANDS OF DEMONSTRATORS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY PROTESTED AGAINST BRITISH AND SOVIET ARMS SUPPLIES TO NIGERIA.

  • Description

    WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR KURT KIESINGER TODAY (SATURDAY) CALLED FOR A CONCERTED EUROPEAN AID PROGRAMME FOR BIAFRA, AS THOUSANDS OF DEMONSTRATORS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY PROTESTED AGAINST BRITISH AND SOVIET ARMS SUPPLIES TO NIGERIA. IN BONN, DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED ON THE BRITISH AND SOVIET EMBASSIES.

    SOME 2,000 DEMONSTRATORS HANDED A PETITION WITH 50,000 SIGNATURES IN AT THE BRITISH EMBASSY IN BONN. THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE CARRYING BANNERS AND PLACARDS READING "ENGLISH AND RUSSIAN BANDITS ARE CRIMINAL SUCCESSORS TO ADOLF HITLER", AND "MURDER INCORPORATED, BRITAIN AND RUSSIA."
    THE GROUP ALSO TRIED TO HAND IN THE PETITION AT THE SOVIET EMBASSY, BUT OFFICIALS THERE WOULD NOT RECEIVE THE DELEGATION, BOTH PETITIONS WERE SIMILARLY WORDED IN THEIR REQUEST FOR BOTH BRITAIN AND THE SOVIET UNION TO CEASE ARMS SUPPLIES TO NIGERIA.

    HERR KIESINGER SUGGESTED A JOINT EUROPEAN AIRLIFT TO FLY FOOD AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES INTO BIAFRA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4JVXAMRUHOJ7WB0QBG0AGBAKX
    Media URN:
    VLVA4JVXAMRUHOJ7WB0QBG0AGBAKX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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