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    TALKS BEGAN IN LONDON TODAY (TUESDAY) ON INDEPENDENCE FOR THE COLONY OF BRITISH GUIANA. THE?

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    TALKS BEGAN IN LONDON TODAY (TUESDAY) ON INDEPENDENCE FOR THE COLONY OF BRITISH GUIANA. THE COLONIAL SECRETARY, MR ANTHONY GREENWOOD, IS HAVING THE TALKS WITH A DELEGATION FROM BRITISH GUIANA'S COALITION GOVERNMENT, LED BY MR FORBES BURNHAM, THE PRIME MINISTER. WHILE THE TALKS WENT ON TODAY, A DEMONSTRATION WAS HELD OUTSIDE THE CONFERENCE BUILDING - LANCASTER HOUSE - BY SUPPORTERS OF DR CHEDDI JAGAN, THE COLONY'S FORMER PRIME MINISTER, WHO HAS REFUSED TO ATTEND THE TALKS.

    ALSO AT THE OPENING OF THE TALKS TODAY WAS THE GOVERNOR OF BRITISH GUIANA, SIR RICHARD LUYT, AND THE LEADER OF THE COLONY'S UNITED FORCE PARTY, MR P.S. D'AGUIAR. HOWEVER, DR CHEDDI JAGAN HAS REFUSED A PERSONAL PLEA FROM MR GREENWOOD TO ATTEND THE TALKS, ACCUSING BRITAIN OF ARBITRARY RULE AND POLITICAL DESPOTISM IN THE COLONY.

    THE ALUMINUM-RICH COLONY AND ITS MULTI-RACIAL POPULATION OF 650,000 ARE EXPECTED TO ACHIEVE INDEPENDENCE EARLY NEXT YEAR. IN THE PAST THREE YEARS, 194 PEOPLE ARE OFFICIALLY REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN KILLED IN VIOLENT RACIAL AND POLITICAL CLASHES BETWEEN NEGROES AND THE INDIAN COMMUNITY, WHICH IS LED BY DR JAGAN. THE LONDON CONFERENCE IS EXPECTED TO DISCUSS MEASURES TO PREVENT FURTHER OUTBREAK OF VIOLENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAQMXS32FHCUAJ7C3DMLIPOTGR
    Media URN:
    VLVAAQMXS32FHCUAJ7C3DMLIPOTGR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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