• Short Summary

    In Ethiopia hundreds of thousands of people are reported to have attended a rally at Revolution Square in Addis Ababa on Sunday (17 September) two show their solidarity with African and Arab revolutionary groups.

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    EXT. GV Troops march across Revolution square, ZOOM INTO MV band.
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    MV People with banners "Let us liberate Zimbabwe."
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    MVs Bands playing in front of dias (2 shots)
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    MV Secretary-General of the Provisional Military Administrative Council Captain Fikre Selassie Wogderess addressing crowd.
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    MVs Captain Wogderess speaking with crowd listening. ( 4 shots)
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    MCU Patriotic Front Leader Mr Robert Mugabe addressing crowd with Captain Wogderess and delegates listening. ( 3 shots)
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    MV Mugabe speaking.
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    MVs crowd listening. (2 shots)
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    Background: In Ethiopia hundreds of thousands of people are reported to have attended a rally at Revolution Square in Addis Ababa on Sunday (17 September) two show their solidarity with African and Arab revolutionary groups. The rally marked the end of an International Solidarity Conference, celebrating the fourth anniversary since the overthrow of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. The rally was addressed by the Secretary-General of the Provisional Military Administrative Council (PMAC) Captain Fikre Selassie Wogderess and the co-leader of the Patriotic Front guerrilla alliance in southern African Mr Robert.

    SYNOPSIS: The rally was watched by members of the Ethiopian government and delegates to the Solidarity Conference. They saw a military parade and a display of support for several organisations in African and Arabs countries.

    Captain Wogderess represented the Ethiopian government, and in his address to the rally he said that Ethiopians will continue to fight for socialism, democracy and justice.

    Captain Wogderess said the overthrow of former Chilean President Salvador Allende was an example of what he called true imperialism and reaction. He said that two major battles must be fought against what he called the racists of southern African and the expansionists of Israel.

    The Zimbabwe (Rhodesian) Patriotic Front co-leader Mr Robert Mugabe said the British government appeared to be seriously negotiating with the Patriotic Front about the Anglo-American peace plan. But, he said, the British Government is instead secretly promoting Rhodesia's internal settlement and is trying to split the Patriotic Front.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADEQBPC4UCHTSKG7JAO7LGBXIL
    Media URN:
    VLVADEQBPC4UCHTSKG7JAO7LGBXIL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/09/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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