• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION IN KAMPALA WAS CLOSED TODAY FOR THE SECOND DAY RUNNING, AFTER A DAY AND NIGHT TO DEMONSTRATIONS BY HUNDREDS OF ASIANS PROTESTING AGAINST BRITAIN'S IMMIGRATION POLICIES.

  • Description

    THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION IN KAMPALA WAS CLOSED TODAY FOR THE SECOND DAY RUNNING, AFTER A DAY AND NIGHT TO DEMONSTRATIONS BY HUNDREDS OF ASIANS PROTESTING AGAINST BRITAIN'S IMMIGRATION POLICIES.

    ONE GROUP OF DEMONSTRATORS STAGES A "SIT-IN" IN THE DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR ISSUING VOUCHERS TO INTENDING IMMIGRANTS, BUT THEY WERE EVENTUALLY ESCORTED OUT OF THE BUILDING BY HIGH COMMISSION STAFF. LOCAL POLICE KEPT WATCH BUT DID NOT INTERFERE.

    SOME OF THE DEMONSTRATORS LIT FIRES AND COOKED FOOD OUTSIDE THE BUILDING; OTHER DAUBED PAINT, SWASTIKAS AND SLOGANS ON THE WALLS. THE SLOGANS READ: "REMOVE APARTHEID", "WHY VOUCHER SYSTEM FOR ASIANS ONLY", AND "HOME SWEET HOME".

    LAST NIGHT'S DEMONSTRATIONS WERE THE MOST VIOLENT SINCE ASIANS IN KAMPALA BEGAN THEIR CAMPAIGN OF PROTEST LAST MONTH. MANY DEMONSTRATORS CLAIMED THAT THEIR JOBS AND BUSINESSES IN UGANDA HAD BEEN "AFRICANISED" AND THAT THEY WERE LIVING ON CHARITY WHILE WAITING FOR IMMIGRATION VOUCHERS.

    THE GROUP WHICH MOVED INTO THE VOUCHER OFFICE FOLLOWED THE EXAMPLE OF SEVERAL OTHERS WHO STAGED SIMILAR "SIT-INT" EARLIER ON. THE LAST TWO DEMONSTRATORS TO LEAVE THE BUILDING - MR. RAGHAV VISSRAN AND MR. PATEL - WERE SEEN TALKING TO MR. RAO, A LAWYER WHO HAS BEEN REPRESENTING A NUMBER OF PROTESTERS. ON AN EARLIER OCCASION HE CLAIMED POLICE AND AGREED THAT HIS CLIENTS WERE NOT CONTRAVENING THE LAW.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4TTRBP52HKNP7RWRC5BNJYJ0P
    Media URN:
    VLVA4TTRBP52HKNP7RWRC5BNJYJ0P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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