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    "WORLD PEACE", "STOP NUCLEAR TESTS" - THE TWIN THEMES BEHIND MARCHES, SIT-DOWN DEMONSTRATIONS AND RALLIES IN ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD...

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    "WORLD PEACE", "STOP NUCLEAR TESTS" - THE TWIN THEMES BEHIND MARCHES, SIT-DOWN DEMONSTRATIONS AND RALLIES IN ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD... ONE OF THE BIGGEST DEMONSTRATIONS, CALLING FOR THE PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT OF WORLD PROBLEMS, WAS IN THE AUNG SAN STADIUM, RANGOON, SEPTEMBER 24, ATTENDED BY NEARLY 50,000 BURMESE.

    THE MASS RALLY FOR PEACE, ORGANISED BY THE RULING UNION PARTY, THE ANTI-FASCIST PEOPLES FREEDOM LEAGUE, AND BACKED BY THE REMAINING BURMESE POLITICAL PARTIES, TOOK PLACE DESPITE HEAVY RAIN.

    PRIME MINISTER U NU PRESIDED OVER THE MEETING ATTENDED BY FOREIGN DIPLOMATS - AND HE MOVED THREE RESOLUTIONS, PASSED UNANIMOUSLY BY THE RALLY. THEY CALLED UPON ALL THE WORLD POWERS, PARTICULARLY THE UNITED STATES AND RUSSIA, TO "SUSPEND THEIR RECENT WARLIKE PREPARATIONS AND TO RESUME NEGOTIATIONS TO SETTLE THEIR DISPUTES THROUGH PEACEFUL MEANS, AND TO STOP NUCLEAR TESTS".

    LED BY A MILITARY BAND, THE CROWDS LEFT THE STADIUM TO MARCH THROUGH THE STREETS OF RANGOON. AT THE HEAD OF TROOPS CARRYING BANNERS WITH PEACE SLOGANS - AND UMBRELLAS - WAS PRIME MINISTER U NU AND OPPOSITION PARTY LEADERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACRLT4IBJ4HL7BDYSIDTM9KXEC
    Media URN:
    VLVACRLT4IBJ4HL7BDYSIDTM9KXEC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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