• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 2,000 PEOPLE MARCHED ON THE FRENCH EMBASSY IN LAGOS AGAIN TODAY (MONDAY) TO PROTEST AGAINST FRANCE'S SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA, THE BREAKAWAY EASTER REGION OF NIGERIA.

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    MORE THAN 2,000 PEOPLE MARCHED ON THE FRENCH EMBASSY IN LAGOS AGAIN TODAY (MONDAY) TO PROTEST AGAINST FRANCE'S SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA, THE BREAKAWAY EASTER REGION OF NIGERIA. ON SATURDAY ABOUT 200 WORKERS STAGED AN EIGHT-MILE MARCH ON THE FRENCH EMBASSY TO PROTEST AGAINST FRENCH PRESIDENT CHARLES DE GAULLE'S STATEMENT ON BIAFRA LAST WEEK.

    IN SATURDAY'S DEMONSTRATION THE WORKERS CALLED ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO BREAK DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH FRANCE AND SEIZE FRENCH ASSETS IN NIGERIA IF PRESIDENT DE GAULLE CONTINUED TO SUPPORT BIAFRA. THE PRESIDENT HAD SPOKEN IN PARIS IN FAVOUR OF SELF DETERMINATION FOR BIAFRA.

    MOUNTED RIOT POLICE CORDONED OFF THE EMBASSY, WHERE BANNER-WAVING DEMONSTRATORS BURNED A FRENCH TRICOLOUR FLAG. THE MARCHERS DELIVERED A NOTE AT THE EMBASSY, CALLING ON PRESIDENT DE GAULLE TO STOP HIS "PROVOCATIVE INTERFERENCE" IN THE NIGERIAN CRISIS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4TS6FIQEJRCBCZ4NZIXFQGOWW
    Media URN:
    VLVA4TS6FIQEJRCBCZ4NZIXFQGOWW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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