• Short Summary

    ROMAN CATHOLIC ORGANISATIONS IN MALTA STAGED AN ANTI-SOCIALIST DEMONSTRATION AT MSIDA, NOV 5, ATTENDED BY SEVERAL THOUSAND PEOPLE, AN ANTI-BRITISH RALLY - ORGANISED BY THE LABOUR PARTY AND ITS LEADER, DOM MINTOFF - WAS TO HAVE BEEN HELD THERE AT THE SAME TIME, BUT WAS POSTPONED BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER.

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    ROMAN CATHOLIC ORGANISATIONS IN MALTA STAGED AN ANTI-SOCIALIST DEMONSTRATION AT MSIDA, NOV 5, ATTENDED BY SEVERAL THOUSAND PEOPLE, AN ANTI-BRITISH RALLY - ORGANISED BY THE LABOUR PARTY AND ITS LEADER, DOM MINTOFF - WAS TO HAVE BEEN HELD THERE AT THE SAME TIME, BUT WAS POSTPONED BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER.

    BANNERS PROCLAIMED: "SOCIALISTS GO HOME", "YOUTH IS WITH YOU, ARCHBISHOPS", AND "LONG LIVE OUR ARCHBISHOP". AFTER LISTENING TO THE SPEAKERS, THE CROWD SANG HYMNS.

    THE MALTESE LABOUR PARTY LEADERS ARE STRONGLY OPPOSED TO THE NEW CONSTITUTION, DRAWN UP BY BRITAIN. THEY ARE DETERMINED TO HAVE IT ABOLISHED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND REPLACED BY ONE WHICH WOULD "RECOGNISE THE FULL SOVEREIGNTY OF THE MALTESE PEOPLE". IF THE LABOUR RALLY HAD BEEN HELD, IT WOULD HAVE COINCIDED WITH THE 41ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE PARTY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA75KGIORCVBQ5EB0H3O4XAFQTS
    Media URN:
    VLVA75KGIORCVBQ5EB0H3O4XAFQTS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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