• Short Summary

    SEVERAL PEOPLE -- MOST OF THEM STUDENTS -- WERE ARRESTED LAST EVENING (THURSDAY) DURING A MEETING IN DUESSELDORF, WEST GERMANY ADDRESSED BY THE CONGOLESE PRIME MINISTER, MR MOISE TSHOMBE.

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    SEVERAL PEOPLE -- MOST OF THEM STUDENTS -- WERE ARRESTED LAST EVENING (THURSDAY) DURING A MEETING IN DUESSELDORF, WEST GERMANY ADDRESSED BY THE CONGOLESE PRIME MINISTER, MR MOISE TSHOMBE. THE PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED AFTER CRIES OF "HE KILLED LUMUMBA" HAD INTERRUPTED THE PRIME MINISTER'S SPEECH. POLICE, STANDING BY IN CASE OF TROUBLE, HUSTLED THEM OUT OF THE HALL.

    MR TSHOMBE -- WHO IS VISITING WEST GERMANY THIS WEEK -- HAS BEEN GREETED BY A NUMBER OF SMALL DEMONSTRATIONS. HOWEVER, HE SEEMED UNPERTURBED BY LAST NIGHT'S OUTBURST AND CONTINUED HIS SPEECH TO AN AUDIENCE COMPOSED MAINLY OF BUSINESSMEN.

    HE APPEALED FOR A SECOND MARSHALL PLAN TO SAVE THE CONGO FROM FALLING INTO THE "COMMUNIST CAMP". HE SAID: "WE HAVE ONLY A FEW MONTHS TO SAVE THE CONGO -- TO SAVE AFRICA." MR TSHOMBE EXPRESSED GRATITUDE FOR THE AID THE CONGO HAD ALREADY RECEIVED FROM A NUMBER OF NATIONS -- MAINLY IN THE FORM OF CONSUMER GOODS. BUT THIS, HE SAID, WAS NOT ENOUGH. "THE GIFT OF CONSUMER GOODS PRODUCES AMONG THE POPULATION WHO ARE ASSISTED A CERTAIN LAZINESS WHICH IS DISASTROUS IN THE LONG TERM. ON THE OTHER HAND ONE BEGINS TO SEE IN AFRICA MAGNIFICENT ROADS WHICH LEAD NOWHERE - RAILWAYS ON WHICH EMPTY WAGONS CIRCULATE." HE SAID. THE CONGOLESE PRIME MINISTER SAID: "WHAT AFRICA -- AND PARTICULARLY THE CONGO -- NEEDS IS PRIVATE INVESTMENT."
    MR TSHOMBE TODAY (FRIDAY) FLEW TO WEST BERLIN FOR A 24-HOUR VISIT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5QS0P4LL7JU52T8UCAFVFS37L
    Media URN:
    VLVA5QS0P4LL7JU52T8UCAFVFS37L
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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