• Short Summary

    The diplomatic missions of Britain, France and the United States in Dar Es Salaam -- Tanzania's capital -- were the targets for a peaceful demonstration by some 2,000 students on Saturday (16 November).

  • Description

    The diplomatic missions of Britain, France and the United States in Dar Es Salaam -- Tanzania's capital -- were the targets for a peaceful demonstration by some 2,000 students on Saturday (16 November).

    They were all members of the youth wing of TANU (the ruling party, Tanganyika African National Union) and they were protesting against the joint United Nations' Security Council decision to veto the banning of South Africa from the U.N.

    The demonstration was peaceful, but stopped all traffic in the capital's centre for an hour
    The demonstrators read protest notes to the British high Commissioner, the United States Ambassador and a French diplomat. They said a small minority of people were trying to suppress the interests and wishes of the vast majority of the world.

    Both the American and British Representatives attempted to explain their Government's stand on the veto issue, but they were ignored.

    SYNOPSIS: All traffic was brought to a halt in Tanzania's capital -- Dar Es Salaam -- on Saturday as some 2,000 students marched through the town. Their targets were the diplomatic missions of Britain, the United States and France -- all members of the United Nations' Security Council. They were protesting at the Council's recent veto on a call to ban South Africa from the world body. The three nations had all blocked the vote in the Security Council.

    The students were members of the youth wing of the ruling Tanganyika African National Union party....TANU. They read out protest notes to diplomats at each of the missions.

    But they wouldn't listen when the British and American representatives tried to explain their countries' stand.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABY8TDH140ISYZGYY7WZZO1397
    Media URN:
    VLVABY8TDH140ISYZGYY7WZZO1397
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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