• Short Summary

    JUBILANT CROWDS IN MUFULIRA, A TOWN IN NORTHERN RHODESIA, THRONGED THE STREETS ON WEDNESDAY (JAN 22) CELEBRATING THE ELECTION VICTORY OF DR.

  • Description

    1.
    CV U.N.I.P. POSTER, PAN TO CROWDS WAVING BRANCHES (2 SHOTS)
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    2.
    SCV DRUMMERS & CROWDS
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    3.
    GV MR JOHN CHISATA DRIVES THROUGH STREETS
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    4.
    SCV CHISATA SURROUNDED BY CROWDS
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    5.
    CV CHISATA
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    6.
    SCV DRUMMERS TILT UP TO CROWDS
    0.43

    7.
    SV DANCERS
    0.51

    8.
    GV LARGE CROWDS
    0.55



    Initials IT/S/CR/SGM


    EDITORS: SEE ALSO PROD NO. 0813/64 OF 24 JAN 64: "DR. KAUNDA BECOMES NORTHERN RHODESIA'S FIRST PREMIER.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: JUBILANT CROWDS IN MUFULIRA, A TOWN IN NORTHERN RHODESIA, THRONGED THE STREETS ON WEDNESDAY (JAN 22) CELEBRATING THE ELECTION VICTORY OF DR. KENNETH KAUNDA -- NOW THEIR FIRST PRIME MINISTER. HIS UNITED NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE PARTY HAD GAINED ITS EXPECTED MAJORITY.

    THIS WAS THE TIME FOR A VICTORY DRIVE BY THE LOCAL U.N.I.P. MEMBER, MR. JOHN CHISATA, PRESIDENT OF THE AFRICAN MINEWORKERS UNION. MUFULIRA ITSELF LIES IN THE RICH COPPER-MINING BELT.

    DURING THE PRE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN POLICE HAD MARKED IT A TROUBLE-SPOT, AND SENT IN REINFORCEMENTS. THEIR PATROLS HAD TO USE TEARGAS TO BREAK UP A STONE-THROWING BATTLE BETWEEN SUPPORTERS OF THE TWO MAIN PARTIES. BUT WITH THE ELECTION OVER, EVEN THE OPPOSING PARTY JOINED IN THE CELEBRATIONS.

    NOW, UNDER THE NEW CONSTITUTION, NORTHERN RHODESIA -- ONE OF AMERICA'S RICHEST TERRITORIES BECAUSE OF ITS COPPER DEPOSITS -- GETS INTERNAL SELF-RULE WITH THE FORMING OF THE GOVERNMENT. DR. KAUNDA HIMSELF HOPES HIS COUNTRY WILL BECOME INDEPENDENT ON OCTOBER 24, THEN TO BE KNOWN AS ZAMBIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACML4BSQUS14YU6CPUPJDFHI96
    Media URN:
    VLVACML4BSQUS14YU6CPUPJDFHI96
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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