• Short Summary

    WEARING THEIR COLOURFUL COSTUMES AND HEAD CARVES, AND WITH ONE MAN TO URGE THEM ON, YOUNG WOMEN IN ACCRA YESTERDAY (MONDAY) SWARMED IN A BODY THROUGH THE STREETS PAST THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING, THE HIGH COURT AND THEN SWEPT ON TO ASSEMBLE IN PROTEST OUTSIDE THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION AND INFORMATION OFFICES.

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    WEARING THEIR COLOURFUL COSTUMES AND HEAD CARVES, AND WITH ONE MAN TO URGE THEM ON, YOUNG WOMEN IN ACCRA YESTERDAY (MONDAY) SWARMED IN A BODY THROUGH THE STREETS PAST THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING, THE HIGH COURT AND THEN SWEPT ON TO ASSEMBLE IN PROTEST OUTSIDE THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION AND INFORMATION OFFICES. THE PROTEST, THE SECOND IN ACCRA IN A WEEK, WAS OVER BRITAIN'S HANDLING OF THE RHODESIA CRISIS.

    THE DEMONSTRATION WAS STAGED BY THE COUNCIL OF GHANA WOMEN. WITH PLACARDS PROCLAIMING THAT THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER WAS TO BLAME FOR THE INDEPENDENCE CRISIS, THE DEMONSTRATORS HANDED IN A LETTER AT THE HIGH COMMISSION OFFICE. OTHER PLACARDS URGED THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY TO ACT IMMEDIATELY.

    BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION OFFICE, EMBASSIES AND CONSULATES IN AFRICAN AND ARAB COUNTRIES HAVE BEEN THE CONSTANT TARGET OF DEMONSTRATIONS SINCE THE UNILATERAL INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION.

    IN CAIRO TODAY, STUDENTS FROM SUDAN, KENYA, NIGERIA AND SENEGAL STAGED A SIMILAR DEMONSTRATION AND CALLED FOR THE DESPATCH OF TROOPS TO RHODESIA. AND THE EMPEROR OF ETHIOPIA HAS AGAIN REPEATED THAT HIS COUNTRY IS READY TO PUT INTO EFFECT THE OAU RESOLUTIONS ON THE USE OF FORCE AS A MEANS OF COUNTERING THE RHODESIAN REGIME OF MR. IAN SMITH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADB09Q5G36CM2Z8O53SOANCRTP
    Media URN:
    VLVADB09Q5G36CM2Z8O53SOANCRTP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1965
    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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