• Short Summary

    In Fiji demonstrators have taken to the streets of the capital, Suva, to protest against what they regard as interference in the nation's affairs by foreign trade unions.

  • Description

    In Fiji demonstrators have taken to the streets of the capital, Suva, to protest against what they regard as interference in the nation's affairs by foreign trade unions.

    Sir Kamisese is currently heading a minority government, following recent elections and his surprise re-instatement as Prime Minister. Local observers say that he is anxious to make the most of an issue such as the allegation of foreign interference to stabilise his control in a tenuous political situation.

    SYNOPSIS: The demonstrators marched through the streets carrying placards demanding free trade. They are particularly concerned about Australia and New Zealand, where unions have banned ore shipments from Fiji and objected to the use of non-union labour on ships plying to Fiji. The demonstrators finally gathered outside the office of Prime Minister sir kamisese Maru, who warned that Fiji would not allow its trade to disintegrate.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA4ADZVDIGLTAEESYIWTHIFJ27
    Media URN:
    VLVAA4ADZVDIGLTAEESYIWTHIFJ27
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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