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    Students of Abidjan University demonstrated in the Ivory Coast capital on Tuesday (24 November) pretesting against the reported invasion of Guinea by foreign forces.

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    Students of Abidjan University demonstrated in the Ivory Coast capital on Tuesday (24 November) pretesting against the reported invasion of Guinea by foreign forces.

    The demonstration began as a march from the university to the town centre. The students protested against alleged Portuguese intervention in Guinea and called it an imperialist act. They also pledged their support to Guinea's President, Sekou Toure, and offered him their good wishes.

    The march was turned back by police and the students then held a rally on the campus of Abidjan University. The demonstrators called for African solidarity and the downfall of imperialism and neocolonialism. The students also condemned Portugal and called for support for President Toure and socialism in general.

    President Toure called on Wednesday (25 November) for immediate help from outside Africa to defeat "Portugal's imperialist aggression." The President said the United Nations fact-finding team due tin Conakry on Wednesday, did not fully meet his request for troops to be flown in. But, he said, the mission would show "the total culpability of the Portuguese Government in its criminal aggression against the people of Guinea."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA585RVCX8BYE5TL8DCWJVMWLC1
    Media URN:
    VLVA585RVCX8BYE5TL8DCWJVMWLC1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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