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    OUTSIDE THE PRISON IN ACCRA WHICH ONCE HELD DR.NKRUMAH, A LARGE CROWD GATHERED ON FRIDAY?

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    OUTSIDE THE PRISON IN ACCRA WHICH ONCE HELD DR.NKRUMAH, A LARGE CROWD GATHERED ON FRIDAY TO CELEBRATE THE 14TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GHANA LEADER'S RELEASE.

    AT 1 O'CLOCK, THROUGH THE GATES OF THE JAMES FORT PRISON STEPPED MR. EDUSEI, MINISTER OF INDUSTRIES, AND MR. PROVENCAL. BOTH WERE ENTHUSIASTICALLY APPLAUDED AS THEY UNVEILED A PAINTING OF DR. NKRUMAH. THEN CAME SPEECHES FROM PROMINENT MEMBERS OF THE PARTY.

    THROUGHOUT GHANA, SIRENS AT 1 P.M., THE EXACT HOUR OF RELEASE, HERALDED THE OCCASION. SIMILAR DEMONSTRATIONS OF LOYALTY WERE REPEATING THE ACCRA GATHERING IN ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. WORKERS LEFT THEIR JOBS TO ATTEND THE RALLIES.

    AFTERWARDS, LED BY THE PAINTING OF THEIR PRESIDENT, THE ACCRA DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED TOWARDS THE CITY IN HAPPY, CELEBRATORY MOOD.

    MESSAGES OF SOLIDARITY HAVE BEEN POURING INTO THE NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS SECRETARIAT OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE PARTY THROUGHOUT THE WEEK RE-AFFIRMING THE GHANA PEOPLE'S CONFIDENCE IN THEIR PRESIDENT.

    A MILITANT NATIONALIST, KWAME NKRUMAH WAS RELEASED FROM JAMES FORT PRISON AFTER 14 MONTHS GOAL WHEN HE POLLED OVER 20,000 VOTES IN THE FIRST GENERAL ELECTIONS IN THE THEN GOLD COAST. AFTER HIS RELEASE, DR. NKRUMAH WAS ASKED BY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT TO FORM A GOVERNMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9ZY80FLKIAJPSR0KWDVL0LWZ4
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ZY80FLKIAJPSR0KWDVL0LWZ4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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