A welcome meeting was held in Hanoi recently for an American anti-war delegation, led by Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver.
GV auditorium theatre
LV Panthers and North Vietnamese dignitaries
SV & CU Hoang Minh Giam speaking (2 shots)
SV & GV audience applauding
SV Cleaver walking to microphone and speaking (2 shots)
SV audience applauding
SV Cleaver being embraced by Giam
SCU P. Lawson speaking
CU PAN along members of anti-war committee
GV audience clapping
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Background: A welcome meeting was held in Hanoi recently for an American anti-war delegation, led by Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver.
Many North Vietnamese dignitaries were present at the meeting including Hoang Minh Giam, the Minister of Culture.
Addressing the meeting Hoang Minh Giam said he hoped that the delegation, having toured the country and witnessed the conditions, would report to the American people on what they had seen. He hoped that the Black Panther movement would continue and widen their campaign against American aggression in Vietnam.
Eldridge Cleaver, one of the leaders of the Black Panther movement, then assured the meeting that the United States imperialists were his enemy as much as the enemy of the Vietnamese people, and that on his return to the USA he would take further action to prevent the war in Vietnam.
Mr. P. Lawson, a member of the American delegation, said that he would support the Anti-imperialistic war waged by North Vietnam, and that he was confident that justice would bring victory to the North Vietnamese. The delegation would work to this end on their return to the United States.
The seventeen members of the American Anti-War delegation have been touring North Vietnam for three weeks, as guests of the North Vietnam - USA solidarity committee. They have toured areas allegedly bombed by American aircraft, visited training camps and conferred with Premier Pham Van Dong.