Thousands of people crowded into the Tanu Youth Centre in Dar Es Salaam on Wednesday (24 January) to voice their support for the growing protest against the assassination of Dr.
GV EXT Youth centre
SV TANU sign on building
SV PAN People holding up placards
SV Prime Minister Kawawa speaking
SCU Placard with word Cabral (2 shots)
SCU & SV Prime Minister Kawawa continues speaking (2 shots)
SV PAN Crowd listening
GV Prime Minister Kawawa speaking to crowd with his back to camera
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Background: Thousands of people crowded into the Tanu Youth Centre in Dar Es Salaam on Wednesday (24 January) to voice their support for the growing protest against the assassination of Dr. Amilcar Cabral. Cabral was the Secretary-General of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde Islands (PAIGC). He was assassinated on Saturday night (20 Jan.) in Conakry, Guinea.
The meeting was organised by the Tanu Youth League, and two days before it was held, a public request went out for as many residents of Dar Es Salaam as possible to attend. Members of the Armed Forces and School children were also asked to go to the meeting.
The Government also ordered that all flags in Tanzania should fly at half mast for the day. The Prime Minister, Mr. Kawawa addressed the rally for about half an hour, and called for a complete cleaning up of infiltrators within the PAIGC.
All the members of the group responsible for the assassination are now under arrest. The president of Guinea, Gekou Toure, announced on Thursday (25 January) that the man who headed the killing was Dr. Cabral's Naval Commander, Inocentio Canida. A French radio newscast quoted Mr. Toure as saying on Thursday that the man had been captured, and that he had confessed to the killing.
SYNOPSIS: Thousands of people crowded into the Tanu Youth Centre in Dar Es Salaam on Wednesday for a show of strength in support of the protests against the assassination of Doctor Amilcar Cabral. The Government asked that as many people as possible attend the rally.
The Prime Minister of Tanzania, Mr. kawawa arrived too, and he addressed the crowd for half an hour. He called for a general cleaning up of infiltrators within the African Independence Party for Guinea-Bisseau and the Cape Verde Islands. It was announced on Thursday that Doctor Cabral's own Naval Commander headed the assassination party. The man named as the killer is being turned over to the party for trial.