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    BIAFRAN WARRIORS IN FULL REGALIA LED A 'SUPPORT BIAFRA' PROCESSION IN LONDON TODAY (FRIDAY). THE?

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    BIAFRAN WARRIORS IN FULL REGALIA LED A 'SUPPORT BIAFRA' PROCESSION IN LONDON TODAY (FRIDAY). THE DEMONSTRATORS CARRIED PETITIONS AND BANNERS URGING BRITAIN TO RECOGNISE THE BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION OF NIGERIA.

    THE PROCESSION, REPRESENTING THE 4,000 BIAFRAN STUDENTS IN BRITAIN AND IRELAND, MOVED FROM THE HAMES-SIDE VICTORIA EMBANKMENT TO NUMBER 10 DOWNING STREET, OFFICIAL RESIDENCE OF THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR HAROLD WILSON. DOWNING STREET ITSELF WAS CORDONED OFF, BUT A SMALL DEPUTATION LEFT THE MAIN BODY OF DEMONSTRATORS TO DELIVER THE PETITION.

    THEIR MESSAGE DELIVERED, THE MARCHERS PROCEEDED TO SHELL HOUSE IN THE STRAND. MANY OF THE DEMONSTRATORS DANCED TO THE BEAT OF DRUMS AND IMPROVISED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS - SHOE-BRUSHES FEATURING AMONG THEM.

    ANOTHER PETITION WAS HANDED OVER TO OFFICIALS REPRESENTING SHELL - THE WORLD OIL AND PETROLEUM COMPANY. THIS ACCUSED SHELL OF COLLUSION WITH THE FEDERAL NIGERIAN FORCES - WHICH SHELL HAS DENIED - AND CALLED UPON THE COMPANY TO PAY 'IN FULL THE SUM OF GBP7 MILLION' WHICH DEMONSTRATORS CLAIMED WAS OWED TO BIAFRA.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS EXPRESSED THE VIEW THAT ONLY BY ADOPTING A POSITION OF NEUTRALITY, AND BY RECOGNITION OF BIAFRA, COULD BRITAIN'S INTERESTS IN EASTERN NIGERIA BE ALLOWED TO PROSPER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8YSRILRIGMHTXP1UKKXRYOTOH
    Media URN:
    VLVA8YSRILRIGMHTXP1UKKXRYOTOH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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