Ten years ago on 13 August 1963, the Congolese people went into the streets as they heard the news of the arrest of three trade union officials.
SV Heads of State arriving at celebrations
SCU PAN Heads of State seated
SV Minister of Commerce welcoming Presidents
SV PAN Trade Fair ONAF sign
SV INT Ould Daddah looking at exhibition
SV Ngouabi enters and talks to Ould Dabbah and wife
Presidents arrives at Sports stadium
GV Schoolgirls parding as crowd hold words (Les Bienvenus) in B/G as President applaud (3 shots)
SV Presidents seated talking
SV & GV Military men parade with red flags "Down with Imperialism, Colonialism and neo-colonialism" held up in B/G. Presidents applaud
CV Parades and crowd in B/G hold up picture of President Ngouabi
(New location) SCU PAN Folklore group singing and dancing and entrance to CEFRAD
SV PAN INT CU Angela Davis
SV ZOOM INT CU Angela Davis
SV PAN ALONG Presidents
SCU Folk band and singers (2 shots) as Presidents look on (3 shots)
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Background: Ten years ago on 13 August 1963, the Congolese people went into the streets as they heard the news of the arrest of three trade union officials. The workers took over the radio station and started the revolution which is new being celebrated.
On the first of the three days of celebration (August 13, 14 and 15), the Congolese people pay tributes to the martyrs who fell during the revolution's ten years.
Six African heads of State visited the People's Republic of the Congo for the celebrations. Uganda's President Idi Amin received a particularly rapturous welcome in Brazzaville, when he met the Congo's President Marien Ngouabi. President Ngouabi, the second President of the revolution has been in power for five years.
The Soviet Union, The People's Republic of China, Cuba and most Communist European countries also sent delegations.
On Tuesday (August 14), the Presidents and delegations went to the first Congolese Trade Fair and demonstrations by Congolese schoolchildren and militia men in Brazzaville's Sports stadium.
In the evening Folklore groups sang and acted for the gusts in the Congo's new Centre of Culture. Angela Davis, the militant American leader was among the audience.