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    Crowds of banner waving Africans greeted Mr Duncan Sandys, Britain's Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, when he arrived at Salisbury's Federal Assembly building Jan 30 for the resumed Southern Rhodesia constitutional talks.

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    Crowds of banner waving Africans greeted Mr Duncan Sandys, Britain's Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, when he arrived at Salisbury's Federal Assembly building Jan 30 for the resumed Southern Rhodesia constitutional talks.

    Banner slogans read: "Sandys accepting Edgar's (Premier Sir Edgar Whitehead) Proposal Causing Another Cyprus," and "Welcome Duncan but don't sell 3,000,000 people to the vultures." This did not seem to deter Mr Sandys, who smilingly asked the demonstrators for their banners. "Let us have these, then we shall just know what you want," he said, and took them with him into the conference room.

    As delegates arrived, a yelling crowd greeted delegates with either cheers or shouts of disapproval according to his party. Soon after the conference began, police crowd-control squads were called out to disperse the increasing crowd. Africans objected vociferously, especially the women, and a few scuffles took place. Two Africans were arrested.

    The Jan 30 conference session began its final review of Southern Rhodesia's constitution. Previous sessions in London and Salisbury, have resolved many of us clauses under review, but European and African delegates have so far failed to agree on changes in the franchise, the introduction into the constitution of a Bill of Rights, and the creation of a council of State.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADBV0KWFWYZLAQ079F8Y4I86JN
    Media URN:
    VLVADBV0KWFWYZLAQ079F8Y4I86JN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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