• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF DEMONSTRATORS FROM ALL CORNERS OF COLOMBO, THE CEYLONESE CAPITAL, ON NOVEMBER 3, MARCHED TO HYDE PARK SHOUTING "HANDS OFF THE PRESS", "SCRAP THE PRESS COMMISSION" AND "WE WANT FREEDOM OF SPEECH, WRITING AND EXPRESSION".

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF DEMONSTRATORS FROM ALL CORNERS OF COLOMBO, THE CEYLONESE CAPITAL, ON NOVEMBER 3, MARCHED TO HYDE PARK SHOUTING "HANDS OFF THE PRESS", "SCRAP THE PRESS COMMISSION" AND "WE WANT FREEDOM OF SPEECH, WRITING AND EXPRESSION".

    THE PROCESSIONISTS CARRIED PLACARDS, HUGE POSTERS AND BANNERS. THEY MARCHED TO HYDE PARK WHERE THEY CHAIRED MR. DUDLEY SENANAYAKE, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION PARTY, TO THE PLATFORM.

    BESPECTACLED MR. DUDLEY SENANAYAKE, ADDRESSING THE MAMMOTH RALLY, SAID THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD REALISE THAT THIS PROTEST AGAINST THE PRESS COMMISSION HAS BEEN MADE IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS. THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY HAVE BEEN PREACHING AND PRACTISING DEMOCRACY FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME.

    BETWEEN THUNDEROUS CHEERS FROM THE CROWD, HE ADDED THAT THE PEOPLE RECEIVED THEIR FRANCHISE LONG BEFORE ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD. THEY HAD LEARNT TO CHERISH THE VALUE OF DEMOCRACY. ANY ATTEMPT TO DESTROY DEMOCRACY WOULD BE RESISTED TO THE LAST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADGV9QW0T11UXZHHQ5Y3081KC1
    Media URN:
    VLVADGV9QW0T11UXZHHQ5Y3081KC1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1963
    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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