• Short Summary

    Shouting demonstrators marched through the streets of Port Moresby, the capital of Papua-New Guinea, on Monday (14 October), to protest against government provisions for expatriate citizenship of the country after independence.

  • Description

    Shouting demonstrators marched through the streets of Port Moresby, the capital of Papua-New Guinea, on Monday (14 October), to protest against government provisions for expatriate citizenship of the country after independence.
    The date for full independence has yet to be set -- but is expected in 1975.
    The marchers, carrying banners and chanting "Free Papua-New Guinea from the Colonialist Masters", included some of the country's leading black civil servants.
    The demonstration was organised by the Papua-New Guinea Action Group -- a movement to promote black nationalism -- led by Secretary for the Department of the Interior, Mr. Simon Kaumi. Mr. Kaumi was suspended from duty recently as a result of his activities, but was re-instated after public criticism of the Government.
    The Action Group believes that the conditions that expatriates -- totaling 45,000 and mainly Australian -- must fulfil to gain citizenship when Papua-New Guinea becomes fully independent are too lax. It has accused the Government of selling out to foreign interests.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA9OK2FUP6NAT7U4K9ABVVM1BZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAA9OK2FUP6NAT7U4K9ABVVM1BZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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