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    A HOSTILE RECEPTION AWAITED THE CONGO PRIME MINISTER, MR. MOISE TSHOMBE, WHEN HE ARRIVED IN?

  • Description

    A HOSTILE RECEPTION AWAITED THE CONGO PRIME MINISTER, MR. MOISE TSHOMBE, WHEN HE ARRIVED IN WEST BERLIN BY AIR TODAY (FRIDAY). ABOUT 500 PEOPLE WAVED PLACARDS AND SHOUTED SLOGANS AGAINST HIS POLICIES AS WEST BERLIN PROTOCOL OFFICIALS MET MR. TSHOMBE. HE WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM THE TEMPELHOF AIRPORT BY A REAR ENTRANCE.

    BLACK ARMBANDS OF MOURNING WERE WORN BY THE DEMONSTRATORS, MOSTLY STUDENTS. THEIR SLOGANS READ: "KICK HIM OUT, WILL BRANDT"; "NO BERLIN EMBRACE FOR TSHOMBE"; "NO BLOODBATHS IN THE NAME OF HUMANITARIANISM". WHEN MR. TSHOMBE LEFT, THE DEMONSTRATORS SET OFF ON A SILENT PROTEST MARCH INTO THE CENTRE OF WEST BERLIN. THERE THEY SCUFFLED WITH POLICE AND SWARMED ROUND MR. TSHOMBE WHEN HE FINALLY LEFT AFTER MEETING MR. WILLI BRANDT, THE GOVERNING MAYOR. POLICE ARRESTED FOUR STUDENTS, A SPOKESMAN SAID LATER.

    MR. TSHOMBE CUT SHORT HIS VISIT BECAUSE THE DEMONSTRATING AFRICAN AND EUROPEAN STUDENTS PURSUED HIM FOR MOST OF HIS FIVE-HOUR STAY. DUE TO STAY FOR A 24-HOUR VISIT, MR. TSHOMBE SAW THE BERLIN WALL BEFORE HE LEFT. THE CONGOLESE PRIME MINISTER SAID HE WAS GREATLY INTERESTED IN WEST BERLIN AND SURPRISED BY THE CITY'S VITALITY.

    UNEXPECTEDLY, MR. TSHOMBE WAS NOT ON THE REGULAR FLIGHT FOR LEOPOLDVILLE WHEN IT LEFT BRUSSELS TONIGHT. HIS AIDE RANG THE AIRPORT ANNOUNCING THAT MR. TSHOMBE HAD DECIDED TO REMAIN IN THE BELGIAN CAPITAL, ALTHOUGH SEATS HAD BEEN BOOKED FOR HIS PARTY OF NINETEEN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6RSGRR2GQOHVXTJL82X4C8Y0T
    Media URN:
    VLVA6RSGRR2GQOHVXTJL82X4C8Y0T
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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