• Short Summary

    DEMONSTRATORS SEIZING THE OPPORTUNITY OF THE COMMONWEALTH PRIME MINISTERS' CONFERENCE TO TRY TO IMPRESS THEIR VIEWS ABOUT RHODESIA AND THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR ON THE GATHERED LEADERS FROM 28 COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES WERE ON THE MARCH IN LONDON TODAY (MONDAY).

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    DEMONSTRATORS SEIZING THE OPPORTUNITY OF THE COMMONWEALTH PRIME MINISTERS' CONFERENCE TO TRY TO IMPRESS THEIR VIEWS ABOUT RHODESIA AND THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR ON THE GATHERED LEADERS FROM 28 COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES WERE ON THE MARCH IN LONDON TODAY (MONDAY). THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S VIEW ON THE CIVIL WAR AGAINST BIAFRA - THE BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION OF NIGERIA -- WILL BE PUT TO THE OTHER CONFERENCE DELEGATES BY CHIEF OBAFEMI AWOLOWO, THE NIGERIAN REPRESENTATIVE, WHO ARRIVED IN LONDON TONIGHT.

    MEMBERS OF THE BIAFRA UNION OF BRITAIN MARCHED ALONG LONDON'S PARK LANE TODAY TO NIGERIA HOUSE. THEY CARRIED BANNERS PROTESTING AGAINST THE ALLEGED BOMBING OF HOSPITALS IN BIAFRA. THEY WANT BRITAIN TO STOP SUPPLYING ARMS TO THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

    OUTSIDE MARLBOROUGH HOUSE -- WHERE THE COMMONWEALTH PRESIDENTS AND PRIME MINISTERS WILL BE MEETING -- MEMBERS OF THE ANTI-APARTHEID MOVEMENT ARE HOLDING AN ALL-NIGHT VIGIL IN SUPPORT OF AFRICAN MAJORITY RULE IN RHODESIA. THE DEMONSTRATORS, CARRYING TORCHES AND BANNERS, CALLED ON BRITAIN TO HONOUR ITS PLEDGE OVER NIBMAR -- "NO INDEPENDENCE BEFORE MAJORITY AFRICAN RULE". SUPPORTERS INTEND TO PROVIDE THEM WITH HOT SOUP AND HOT DRINKS TO SUSTAIN THEM THROUGH THEIR VIGIL.

    HUNDREDS OF PRO-FEDERAL NIGERIA STUDENTS TURNED UP AT LONDON AIRPORT TONIGHT TO GREET CHIEF AWOLOWO AND PROCLAIM THEIR BELIEF IN A UNITED NIGERIA. THEY ARRIVED IN 15 COACHES. CHIEF AWOLOWO IS DEPUTISING FOR MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, THE LEADER OF THE FEDERAL MILITARY GOVERNMENT. HE TOLD REPORTERS THAT HE WOULD INSISTS AT THE CONFERENCE THAT NIGERIA WAS NOT ACCOUNTABLE TO ANY COUNTRY FOR WHAT IT DID IN ITS CONFERENCE THAT NIGERIA WAS NOT ACCOUNTABLE TO ANY COUNTRY FOR WHAT IT DID IN ITS OWN TERRITORY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8EJ7P6AN1PJZY9Y0AMBGJMR6Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA8EJ7P6AN1PJZY9Y0AMBGJMR6Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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