• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT NASSER OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC TOLD A MASS RALLY IN PORT SAID YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT THE CONGOLESE PRIME MINISTER, MR TSHOMBE, WAS "AN IMPERIALIST STOOGE".

  • Description

    PRESIDENT NASSER OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC TOLD A MASS RALLY IN PORT SAID YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT THE CONGOLESE PRIME MINISTER, MR TSHOMBE, WAS "AN IMPERIALIST STOOGE". HE SAID THE U.A.R. HAD SENT AND WOULD CONTINUE TO SEND ARMS TO THE CONGO INSURGENTS.

    THE PORT SAID RALLY WAS TO MARK THE 8TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DAY ANGLO-FRENCH FORCES LEFT EGYPT AFTER THAT HAD BEEN LANDED TO PROTECT BRITISH AND FRENCH INTEREST IN THE SUEZ CANAL FOLLOWING THE NATIONALISING OF IT BY PRESIDENT NASSER. THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE TROOP'S LEAVING IS CELEBRATED IN THE U.A.R. AS "VICTORY DAY".

    PRESIDENT NASSER AND HIS PART RECEIVED A BIG WELCOME FROM THE CROWD ASSEMBLED IN PORT SAID, THE TOWN AT THE NORTHERN ENTRANCE TO THE SUEZ CANAL. THE RALLY WAS HELD AT THE HUGE GRANITE OBELISK MEMORIAL TO THE EGYPTIANS KILLED DURING THE SUEZ CAMPAIGN.

    THE PRESIDENT LAID A WREATH ON THE MEMORIAL, AND A MINUTE'S SILENCE WAS OBSERVED. PRESIDENT NASSER THEN STOOD TO ATTENTION ON THE DAIS AS U.A.R. TROOPS MARCHED PAST. SOME OF THEM HAD RECENTLY RETURNED FROM FIGHTING IN THE YEMEN. THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY A PARADE OF MILITARY VEHICLES, TANKS AND ARTILLERY WEAPONS.

    THE PRESIDENT, WHO HAD TRAVELLED UP FROM CAIRO FOR THE CELEBRATIONS, SPOKE FOR 70 MINUTES. AS WELL AS DENOUNCING MR TSHOMBE, PRESIDENT NASSER ALSO MADE A SERIOUS ATTACK ON THE UNITED STATES, SAYING: "WE CAN DO WITHOUT AMERICAN AID." HE ADDED: "WE CANNOT SELL OUT INDEPENDENCE FOR MONEY OR AID."

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    Film ID:
    VLVACODKRWEFLZ4BPX7G7K4YV1034
    Media URN:
    VLVACODKRWEFLZ4BPX7G7K4YV1034
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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