• Short Summary

    THE WHOLE OF THYSVILLE, IN THE LOWER CONGO PROVINCE, GATHERED AT THE LOCAL STADIUM RECENTLY TO HONOUR NEWLY-APPOINTED GOVERNOR KANIKI.

  • Description

    THE WHOLE OF THYSVILLE, IN THE LOWER CONGO PROVINCE, GATHERED AT THE LOCAL STADIUM RECENTLY TO HONOUR NEWLY-APPOINTED GOVERNOR KANIKI. THE GOVERNOR, WHO IS ON A TOUR OF INFORMATION AND PERSONAL CONTACT OF HIS NEW ADMINISTRATIVE AREA, ADDRESSED THE RALLY AND WATCHED A MASSIVE MILITARY DISPLAY.

    FIRST TO PARADE, WERE THE ARMED FORCES -- DISPLAYING NOT ONLY THEIR IMPECCABLE DISCIPLINE BUT ALSO THEIR READINESS IN A CASE OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY.

    ON THE STANDS WERE THE TRADITIONAL CHIEFS -- THE LOCAL AREA LEADERS -- INTERESTEDLY WATCHING THE VETERANS OF PAST WARS. THESE TWO GROUPS WERE DESCRIBED AS "THE PERENNIAL INSTITUTIONS DEDICATED TO THE MOVEMENT OF RENOVATION."
    AND THIS MOVEMENT OF RENOVATION, CALLED FOR BY PRESIDENT MOBUTU, WAS ALSO EXPRESSED BY THE MARCH-PAST OF THE YOUTH GROUPS OF THYSVILLE. THESE WERE FOLLOWED BY CONTINGENTS OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN CARRYING FLAGS AND POSTERS OF THE RULING POPULAR MOVEMENT OF THE REVOLUTION (M.P.R.).

    THE FINAL CONTINGENTS IN A DISPLAY OF ORDER, DISCIPLINE AND RESPECT FOR AUTHORITY, WERE MADE UP BY DELEGATION OF THE PROVINCE'S WORKERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9KBEOQ3BSGPEKWSU1FB09IC71
    Media URN:
    VLVA9KBEOQ3BSGPEKWSU1FB09IC71
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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