• Short Summary

    SEVERAL HUNDRED DEMONSTRATORS, MAINLY WOMEN, MARCHED ON THE RESIDENCE OF THE NIGERIAN PRIME MINISTER, SIR ABUBAKER TAFAWA BALEWA, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) TO PROTEST AGAINST RECENT TARIFF INCREASES IN THE COUNTRY.

  • Description

    SEVERAL HUNDRED DEMONSTRATORS, MAINLY WOMEN, MARCHED ON THE RESIDENCE OF THE NIGERIAN PRIME MINISTER, SIR ABUBAKER TAFAWA BALEWA, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) TO PROTEST AGAINST RECENT TARIFF INCREASES IN THE COUNTRY.

    THE INCREASES, AFFECTING GOODS SUCH AS CARS, CAMERAS, TYRES AND SOME TEXTILES, WERE ANNOUNCED ON AUGUST 18.

    THE DEMONSTRATION WAS HELD TO SUPPORT LOCAL TRADERS WHO HAVE ALSO PROTESTED AGAINST THE NEW IMPORT TARIFFS.

    DEMONSTRATORS CARRIED PLACARDS CRITICISING THE IMPORT DUTIES AND VARIOUS GOVERNMENT MINISTERS, AND SOME MINISTERIAL SALARIES.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS HAD A THIRTY-MINUTE MEETING WITH SIR ABUBAKAR.

    DURING THE DEMONSTRATION RIOT POLICE KEPT WATCH, BUT THE ONLY INCIDENT-THE BREAKING OF WINDOWS OF A SHOE FACTORY OWNED BY A FOREIGN COMPANY. SOME SHOPKEEPERS HAD TAKEN THE PRECAUTION OF BARRICADING THEIR PREMISES BEFORE THE DEMONSTRATION.

    (THE TARIFF INCREASES RANGED FROM FIVE PER CENT ON SOME TEXTILES TO 150% ON LARGE MOTOR CARS).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4SD0H3LKSZUKCGGZ6FHHXZEJA
    Media URN:
    VLVA4SD0H3LKSZUKCGGZ6FHHXZEJA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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