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    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA WAS GIVEN A WILD WELCOME WHEN HE ARRIVED IN KINGSTON, JAMAICA, ON AN OFFICIAL VISIT.

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    CROWD AROUND AIRCRAFT; SELASSIE ON AIRCRAFT STEPS; RASTAFARIAN LEADER; SELASSIE LEAVING AIRPORT.




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    Background: EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA WAS GIVEN A WILD WELCOME WHEN HE ARRIVED IN KINGSTON, JAMAICA, ON AN OFFICIAL VISIT. MEMBERS OF THE RASTAFARIAN BROTHERHOOD ASSOCIATION, A RELIGIOUS SECT THAT BELIEVES THE EMPEROR TO BE A LIVING GOD, TURNED OUT IN FORCE TO SEE THE ETHIOPIAN LEADER.

    WHEN THE EMPEROR'S AIRCRAFT LANDED AT KINGSTON, CROWDS OF RASTAFARIANS BROKE THROUGH BARRIERS AND CROWDED ONTO THE RUNWAY. THEY SURROUNDED THE AIRCRAFT AND THE EMPEROR WAS UNABLE TO LEAVE IT FOR MORE THAN HALF-AN-HOUR.

    EVENTUALLY ONE OF THE SECT'S LEADERS JOINED THE EMPEROR ON THE AIRCRAFT'S STEPS AND APPEALED TO HIS LONG-HAIRED AND BEARDED FOLLOWERS TO BE CALM AND TO CLEAR A PATH FOR THE ROYAL VISITOR.

    LATER THE EMPEROR VISISTED THE AREA OF KINGSTON WHERE THE RASTAFARIANS LIVE. PARATROOPERS IN BATTLE ORDER RINGED A SCHOOL WHERE THE EMPEROR LAID A FOUNDATION STONE, IN CASE OF TROUBLE CAUSED BY OVER--ZEALOUS ???.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9V6YYMFMZ3L7M6U3POMNIO4Z4
    Media URN:
    VLVA9V6YYMFMZ3L7M6U3POMNIO4Z4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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