There have been further demonstrations in Ghana in support of the National Redemption Council, which announced on July 16th that it had uncovered a plot to overthrow it.
GV Trades Union Hall TILT DOWN TO demonstrators with banners & placards (3 shots)
GV Demonstrators marching, singing (2 shots)
STV Demonstrators with placards & banners towards Parliament (2 shots)
STV PAN demonstrator carrying miniature coffin with 'Busia is dead' on side
GV Demonstrators marching
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Background: There have been further demonstrations in Ghana in support of the National Redemption Council, which announced on July 16th that it had uncovered a plot to overthrow it. The plot was said to have been the work of disgruntled businessmen and politicians who wanted to bring back the deposed Prime Minister, Doctor Kofi Busia. In Accra yesterday, thousands of workers demonstrated by marching to Parliament. They carried signs and placards condemning the plotters and Dr Busia, who has been living in Britain since the coup which overthrew him.
SYNOPSIS: The Trades' Union hall in Accra, start of a big demonstration on Thursday in support of the National Redemption Council.
The Council had earlier announced it had uncovered a plot to overthrow it and return to power a former Prime Minister, Doctor Kofi Busia. Thousands of workers marched to Parliament House to shoe their support for the Council. They were addressed by Lieutenant-Colonel Benni, who thanked them for their action.
The demonstration was organised by Ghana's Trades Union Congress which represents workers in almost all government departments and corporations, as well as in private firms. The acting Secretary-General of the organisation, Mr A.M.Ali, who led the workers, was supported by the general secretaries of the seventeen national unions.