Crowds including large numbers of students held a meeting outside the Belgian Embassy in Havana, Feb 16, in protest against the "brutal assassination of Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba".
LV Demonstrators past Belgian Embassy
SV Demonstrators with placards towards
SV Demonstrators with placards
LV Belgian Embassy building
CU Coat of arms on Embassy building
SV Demonstrators with flags and banners
LV Passing Embassy building
SV Three men carrying placard
SV Marching past camera
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SV Marching towards
BV Demonstrators with flags
CU Crowd yell outside Embassy
BV Crowds standing outside Embassy
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Background: Crowds including large numbers of students held a meeting outside the Belgian Embassy in Havana, Feb 16, in protest against the "brutal assassination of Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba".
Carrying flags and banners, the crowd shouted "Cuba Yes, Yankees No", "Congo Yes, Belgians No", Now more than ever the Congo is bound to win", and "Lumumba is dead but not his ideas".
Watched by police and militia, the demonstrators marched up and down the street in front of the Embassy. Time and again, groups stopped at the main gate to voice their protest, supporting the "Congolese people and all nations who are fighting for peace in the world", and condemning "Belgian and American imperialism".