Recent raids inside Zambia which the Zambian authorities have said were performed by Zimbabwe Rhodesian forces have led to hostility towards Britain.
GV PAN Young people running through the grounds of State House
TV ZOOM TO CU Youths assembling beneath banner (CHHTC "We the Zambian youth pledge total support and will take up arms to defend the nations')
SV & CU President Kenneth Kaunda outside State House while youths chant and raise first (2 shots)
CU President Kaunda speaking to youth rally in English (3 shots)
KAUNDA; "I am proud of you because you obvious understand what is involved. I am proud of you because you love the country. I am proud of you because you are prepare to defend you country. It is happening ... to realise the reaction, the genuine reaction, through the message I have received at State House, my dear young comrades, from people who were formerly British who are now Zambians, the way they have rallied around the party, they have offered themselves to be in the front line with you and with me, guns at the ready, shotting the enemy Ian Smith and company."
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Background: Recent raids inside Zambia which the Zambian authorities have said were performed by Zimbabwe Rhodesian forces have led to hostility towards Britain. In Lusaka, President Kenneth Kaunda and his Foreign Secretary both bitterly criticised Britain, and angry demonstrators shouted protests and threw rocks at the British High Commission. President Kaunda said e could not accept that the British Government did not know in advance about the attacks against economic targets like roads and bridges inside Zambia. Zimbabwe Rhodesia has not explicitly accepted responsibility for the recent wave of raids. President Kaunda made his accusations at a rally in the grounds of States House in Lusaka.
SYNOPSIS: The crowd consisted mainly of you people form schools, technical colleges, and professional institutes in Lusaka. They pledged support for the government and they declared they would take up arms to defend the nation. The rally expressed support for the President's decision to mobilise the country;s armed forces and strengthen Zambia's defence against its southern neighbours.
President Kaunda told the crowd of about six thousand that Britain was using the raids on Zambia to pressure the Patriotic Front to make further concessions in the Lancaster House ceasefire negotiations. President kaunda has responded by rallying support for putting the armed forces on alert.