• Short Summary

    FIFTY EASTERN NIGERIANS MARCHES THROUGH CENTRAL LONDON TO THE PRIME MINISTER'S RESIDENCE TODAY (MONDAY) TO PROTEST AGAINST THE ALLEGED SUPPLY OF ARMS TO NIGERIA.

  • Description

    FIFTY EASTERN NIGERIANS MARCHES THROUGH CENTRAL LONDON TO THE PRIME MINISTER'S RESIDENCE TODAY (MONDAY) TO PROTEST AGAINST THE ALLEGED SUPPLY OF ARMS TO NIGERIA.

    DEMONSTRATORS CARRYING PLACARDS READING: "BRITAIN IS CREATING ANOTHER VIETNAM", AND "HANDS OF BIAFRA", PARADED DOWN DOWNING STREET AND DELIVERED A LETTER FROM THE BIAFRAN UNION OF GREAT BRITAIN FOR PREMIER HAROLD WILSON.

    THE LETTER ACCUSED BRITAIN OF SENDING OVER 2,000 TROOPS TO NIGERIA, UNDER THE GUISE OF STUDENTS, AND OF SUPPLYING FRIGATES, AIRCRAFT, BOMBS AND OTHER MILITARY EQUIPMENT.

    IT SAID BRITAIN WAS "ENCOURAGING RAPACITY, BLOOD-THIRSTINESS AND BRUTALITY" IN THE WAR-TORN NATION.

    BUT THE LETTER WENT ON TO SAY IT WAS NOT TOO LATE FOR THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT TO CONTRACT OUT. THEY COULD DO THIS BY STOPPING ALL SHIPMENTS OF ARMS AND SOLDIERS TO NIGERIA AND UNEQUIVOCALLY DECLARING THEMSELVES TO BE ON THE SIDE OF PEACE IN NIGERIA AND BIAFRA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAQWB7S9Z03L7FBGSQ8JAE3VJC
    Media URN:
    VLVAAQWB7S9Z03L7FBGSQ8JAE3VJC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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