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    A further protest against the murder of Patrice Lumumba, former Premier of the Congo Republic...?

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    Street sign.
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    Hotel Theresa.
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    Book shop.
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    Placard - Lumumba funeral service.
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    Placard.
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    Placard.
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    Flowers on coffin.
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    MS Face in coffin.
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    CU Face.
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    Hanging effigy.
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    Flower decked coffin.
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    CU Face.
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    Speaker Robert Gaba (nephew of Prime Minister of Togoland)
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    MS Gaba.
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    CU Gaba.
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    Crowd reaction.
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    Only girl speaker PAN TO crowd.
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    LS James Lawson.
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    CU Lawson.
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    Reaction of crowd clapping.
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    21.
    GV Crowd.
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    Initials EHR/S/AHS/AW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A further protest against the murder of Patrice Lumumba, former Premier of the Congo Republic... this time, New York, U.S.A. With drums beating to attract attention, the African Nationalist Movement staged a demonstration of 200 Negroes in the Harlem district of the city, Feb 25.

    It took place outside a Negro bookshop opposite the Hotel Theresa (where Cuban Premier, Fidel Castro, stayed when he made his famous appearance at the United Nations). Inside the bookshop was a coffin with a face mask of lumumba. The coffin was decked with flowers, and above it hung a scarecrow-like effigy of Lumumba with this printed message: "They lynched me".

    Speakers denounced "colonist bandits" for his death as New York police stood by in case of trouble. Leader of the Movement, james Lawson, said: "Lumumba did not have a funeral - we are giving him one now." But police refused to let them take the coffin to the UN building.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABEO586Z4K11EYQEY8X62APSZZ
    Media URN:
    VLVABEO586Z4K11EYQEY8X62APSZZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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