• Short Summary

    NEARLY 100 STUDENTS, FROM THE STATE OF RIVERS IN THE EASTERN REGION OF NIGERIA, MARCHED THROUGH LONDON TODAY (16 JUNE) TO DELIVER THREE LETTERS OF PROTEST AGAINST THE CIVIL WAR.

  • Description

    NEARLY 100 STUDENTS, FROM THE STATE OF RIVERS IN THE EASTERN REGION OF NIGERIA, MARCHED THROUGH LONDON TODAY (16 JUNE) TO DELIVER THREE LETTERS OF PROTEST AGAINST THE CIVIL WAR. THE RESIDENTS OF RIVERS DO NOT WANT TO SECEDE WITH BIAFRA FROM THE NIGERIAN FEDERATION.

    THE PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR THE RIVERS STUDENT UNION, DOKUBO AMACHREE, LED THE MARCHERS. HE HANDED ONE OF THE THREE LETTERS OF PROTEST TO THE PORTUGUESE EMBASSY, ASKING PORTUGAL NOT TO SEND ARMS TO BIAFRA.

    A SECOND LETTER WAS HANDED IN TO NIGERIA HOUSE, PLEADING FOR THE SALVATION OF THE RIVERS PEOPLE FROM WHAT WAS CALLED "THE OPPRESSION AND CAPTIVITY." THE THIRD LETTER WAS HANDED IN TO NUMBER 10 DOWNING STREET, ADDRESSED TO PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON.

    THE LETTER TOT HE BRITISH GOVERNMENT ASKED BRITAIN TO SEND ARMS TO NIGERIA AND TO WORK FOR PEACE IN THAT COUNTRY.

    THE DEMONSTRATION WAS ORDERLY AND WELL-CONTROLLED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6ODTGJU0FUC55U8T6LB1NJ2CK
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ODTGJU0FUC55U8T6LB1NJ2CK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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