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    ABOUT 10-THOUSAND SUPPORTERS OF THE PEOPLE'S PROGRESSIVE PARTY PARADED THROUGH GEORGETOWN, CAPITAL OF BRITISH GUIANA, ON SUNDAY (9TH FEBRUARY), DEMONSTRATING THEIR OPPOSITION TO THE PROPOSED NEW CONSTITUTION SUGGESTED BY THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY, MR.

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    ABOUT 10-THOUSAND SUPPORTERS OF THE PEOPLE'S PROGRESSIVE PARTY PARADED THROUGH GEORGETOWN, CAPITAL OF BRITISH GUIANA, ON SUNDAY (9TH FEBRUARY), DEMONSTRATING THEIR OPPOSITION TO THE PROPOSED NEW CONSTITUTION SUGGESTED BY THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY, MR. DUNCAN SANDYS.

    THE MARCHERS INCLUDED GROUPS FROM ALL PARTS OF BRITISH GUIANA, WHO TRAVELLED TO GEORGETOWN TO TAKE PART IN THE DEMONSTRATION. THEY WAVED FLAGS AND CARRIED BANNERS WITH A VARIETY OF 'FREEDOM' SLOGANS.

    THE CROWD HEARD THE PARTY LEADER AND PREMIER CHEDDI JAGAN CONDEMN BRITISH POLICY AND CALL FOR THE 'ERADICATION OF INSTITUTIONS IN THIS COUNTRY WHICH FOSTER THE COLONIAL MENTALITY'. 'OUR MASTERS DO NOT WANT TO STOP EXPLOITATION OF OUR PEOPLE, BUT THE TIME HAS COME WHEN WE WILL HAVE TO TELL THEM WE ARE NOT STANDING ANY MORE OF THIS'.

    (LAST WEEK -- FEBRUARY 3RD -- A SERIES OF VIOLENT CLASHES OCCURRED IN GEORGETOWN BETWEEN SUPPORTERS OF THE PEOPLE'S PROGRESSIVE PARTY AND THE OPPOSITION, AS DR. JAGAN AND HIS WIFE WERE RETURNING FROM A CARIBBEAN CONFERENCE IN JAMAICA.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9Z2T1R8FB1J233IOZQJI3YK92
    Media URN:
    VLVA9Z2T1R8FB1J233IOZQJI3YK92
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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