• Short Summary

    Several hundred Kenyans marched through the streets of Nairobi on Thursday (21 March) -- the 14th anniversary of the "Sharpeville massacre".

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    Several hundred Kenyans marched through the streets of Nairobi on Thursday (21 March) -- the 14th anniversary of the "Sharpeville massacre".

    The preceding week was marked by demonstrations in memory of the shootings in several countries in Eastern Africa. Sixty nine people were killed by South African security forces on March the 21st, 1960. The event is generally regarded as Africa's "Liberation Week".

    In Kenya, the Government spearheaded many of the plans to mark the anniversary. The National Christian Council, of Kenya organised the march through the streets, followed by a number of speeches at Nairobi's City Hall.

    Students from Nairobi University -- dressed in their red robes -- joined in the march. Many demonstrators carried placards and chanted slogans expression opposition to the South African Prime Minister Mr. Vorster and his government Speakers at City Hall condemned Mr. Vorster, encouraging similar sentiments from the noisy crowd. One of the more prominent guests at the meeting outside the City Hall was the Kenyan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mungai.

    A guest speaker from Mozambique claimed to represent the Frelimo movement. He assured the crowd of Mozambique's solidarity with the Kenyan people. A transcription of part of his address appears below.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABJNUI0BGI8646FWQ90IQBURMH
    Media URN:
    VLVABJNUI0BGI8646FWQ90IQBURMH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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