• Short Summary

    As the "Sovereign Independent Republic of Bangla Desh" entered its first full day of formal independence, six thousand East Pakistan Bengalis from all over Britain gathered in London's Trafalgar Square for a four-hour rally in support of the breakaway regime.

  • Description

    As the "Sovereign Independent Republic of Bangla Desh" entered its first full day of formal independence, six thousand East Pakistan Bengalis from all over Britain gathered in London's Trafalgar Square for a four-hour rally in support of the breakaway regime.

    After saying prayers for relatives in East Pakistan, the demonstrators marched through the streets waving banners and calling on President Yahya Khan to halt the bloodshed in their country.

    They also handed in a petition at 10 Downing Street, the official residence of Prime Minister Edward Health, calling on the British Government to recognise and support independent Bengal.

    This film includes good natural sound of the demonstrators' prayers and chanting.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8AZPQUJMTHNXXR7UT9I5PP046
    Media URN:
    VLVA8AZPQUJMTHNXXR7UT9I5PP046
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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