• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 2,000 PEOPLE LAST WEEK MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS OF ACCRA IN PROTEST AGAINST A RECORD SPATE OF CRIME IN THE CAPITAL CITY.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 2,000 PEOPLE LAST WEEK MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS OF ACCRA IN PROTEST AGAINST A RECORD SPATE OF CRIME IN THE CAPITAL CITY. THE DEMONSTRATORS, MAINLY YOUTHS, BEGAN THEIR MARCH WITH THE BLESSING OF THE KORLE WULOMOM, NUMO ARYEETEY COBBLAH.

    AFTER ANOTHER BLESSING, THIS TIME BY THE NAI WULOMO, CHIEF PRIEST OF THE GA TRADITIONAL AREA, THE DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED FROM THE SALAGA MARKET AREA THROUGH LIBERTY AVENUE, ZONGO LANE OGLE STREET, AND INTO BUKOM SQUARE.

    THE MARCH ENDED AT THE CASTLE WHEN THE YOUTHS PRESENTED A PROTEST NOTE TO MEMBERS OF THE RULING NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL. THE NOTE WAS RECEIVED BY MAJOR J.K. ASANTE, MILITARY ASSISTANT TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE N.L.C.

    MAJOR ASANTE TOLD THE DEMONSTRATORS THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS AWARE OF THE ATROCITIES IN THE COUNTRY AND SAID RELENTLESS EFFORTS WERE BEING MADE TO TRACK DOWN THE GANGSTERS.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS CARRIED PLACARDS WHICH SAID "HANG THE ASSASSINS PUBLICLY" AND "THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD PROTECT THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8SAIYU2MEWAGFJV1VLWZG34UP
    Media URN:
    VLVA8SAIYU2MEWAGFJV1VLWZG34UP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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