• Short Summary

    MORE THAN THREE THOUSAND REPRESENTATIVES OF SEVERAL MAL; ORGANISATIONS - YOUTH MOVEMENTS, YOUNG PIONEERS, WOMEN'S LEAGUES AND SO ON - TOOK PART IN A MASS PROTEST MEETING AGAINST RADISM AT THE MODIBO KEITA STADIUM IN BAMAKO ON SATURDAY (23 MARCH).

  • Description

    MORE THAN THREE THOUSAND REPRESENTATIVES OF SEVERAL MAL; ORGANISATIONS - YOUTH MOVEMENTS, YOUNG PIONEERS, WOMEN'S LEAGUES AND SO ON - TOOK PART IN A MASS PROTEST MEETING AGAINST RADISM AT THE MODIBO KEITA STADIUM IN BAMAKO ON SATURDAY (23 MARCH).

    ONLY TWO DAYS EARLIER (21 MARCH) A MEMBER OF MALI;S NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE DEFENCE OF THE REVOLUTION HAD CALLED UPON THE ORGANISATION FOR AFRICAN UNITED (OAU) TO ENFORCE ITS BOYCOTT OF SOUTH AFRICA. MARCH 21 WAS INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION - THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE SHARPEVILLE SHOOTING IN SOUTH AFRICA. THE SPEAKER, M. DAVID COULIBALY, TOLD A MEETING PRESIDED OVER BY MALI EDUCATION MINISTER SEYDOU TALL:
    'WE ADDRESS AN URGENT; APPEAL TO THE UNITED NATIONS FOR THE INTEGRAL APPLICATION OF ITS DECISIONS ON APARTHEID, AND TO THE C.A.U TO APPLY IN PRACTICE THE DECISIONS TAKEN AT ITS CONFERENCE IN ADDIS ABABA IN MAY 1963, THAT IS TO SAY THE STOPPAGE OF COMMERCIAL EXCHANGES AND SEA AND AIR TRAFFIC BY ALL MEMBER STATES WITH THE SOUTH AFRICAN REPUBLIC.'
    SATURDAY'S MEETING TOOK ON A SIMILAR TONE. AGAIN M. SEYDOU TALL WAS PRESENT, THIS TIME AS SPEAKS. THE OUTCOME OF THE TALKS WAS TWO MESSAGES - ONE ADDRESSED TO THE UNITED NATIONS, CALLING UPON IT TO TAKE ACTION TO WIFE CUT RADISM WHEREVER IT EXISTED, AND THE OTHER TO THE O.A.U., ASKING FOR AN INCREASE IN SANCTIONS AGAINST THE ILLEGAL REGIME IN SOUTHERN RHODESIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5RLV0KSR01DKTNXOT1001PTWA
    Media URN:
    VLVA5RLV0KSR01DKTNXOT1001PTWA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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