• Short Summary

    THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE REGIME OF CONGO-KINSHASA'S PRESIDENT MOBUTU WAS CELEBRATED WITH A BIG PARADE THROUGH KINSHASA, IN WHICH TROOPS, WITH THEIR WEAPONS, AND CHILDREN TOOK PART.

  • Description

    THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE REGIME OF CONGO-KINSHASA'S PRESIDENT MOBUTU WAS CELEBRATED WITH A BIG PARADE THROUGH KINSHASA, IN WHICH TROOPS, WITH THEIR WEAPONS, AND CHILDREN TOOK PART. THE PRESIDENT REVIEWED THE PARADE.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU, WHO HAS RETAINED POWER IN CONGO-KINSHASA LONGER THAN ANY PREVIOUS LEADER, TOOK THE SALUTE AS SOLDIERS, ARMOURED CARS, WEAPONS, POLICE AND PARATROOPERS PARADED ALONG THE CITY'S MAIN THOROUGHFARE.

    ALSO TAKING PARR IN THE PARADE WERE VETERANS OF THE FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WARS, CIVIL SERVANTS, AND DELEGATES FROM THE COUNTRY'S INDUSTRIES.

    REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GOVERNMENT, CARRYING PORTRAITS OF THE PRESIDENT, COMPLETED THE PARADE.

    THE CELEBRATIONS CONTINUED AT NIGHT WITH DANCING IN A CITY PARK AND A RECEPTION GIVEN BY PRESIDENT MOBUTU FOR DISTINGUISHED GUESTS AND MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU SEIZED POWER ON NOVEMBER 24, 1965, IN A BLOODLESS COUP THAT TOPPLED FORMER PRESIDENT JOSEPH KASAVUBU.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9YUI72R689B3V0CPS8S6ONVSI
    Media URN:
    VLVA9YUI72R689B3V0CPS8S6ONVSI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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