• Short Summary

    More than three-thousand University of Nairobi students staged a peaceful protest outside the British High Commission, Nairobi, against the terms of the proposed settlement of the Rhodesia crisis, on Monday (7 Feb.)
    SYNOPSIS: The British High Commission building in Nairobi was the scene on Monday of a mass protest against the proposed settlement of the Rhodesian independence crisis.

  • Description

    More than three-thousand University of Nairobi students staged a peaceful protest outside the British High Commission, Nairobi, against the terms of the proposed settlement of the Rhodesia crisis, on Monday (7 Feb.)
    SYNOPSIS: The British High Commission building in Nairobi was the scene on Monday of a mass protest against the proposed settlement of the Rhodesian independence crisis. More than three-thousand University students took part.

    Police stood by in case of trouble.

    The students marched through the streets of the Kenyan capital to hand in a memorandum of protest to the British Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. Robert Walker. The memorandum condemned what it called "the sale of the liberty and freedom of the Rhodesian people by the British Government."
    The Secretary-General of the Students Union, which organized the demonstration, condemned both the settlement proposals and the Pearce Commission. He said they were parts of a plan to put Zimbabwe;s Black people down.

    Before they made their four-hour protest the students got approval for it from University authorities. No incidents were reported.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9SHZ7M6QXLSYQY94FZM322K96
    Media URN:
    VLVA9SHZ7M6QXLSYQY94FZM322K96
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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