• Short Summary

    A heavy police guard was on hand at Kingston airport, May 17, to control the demonstrations that greeted Prime Minister Manley, of Jamaica, on his return from the Port-of-Spain conference, which discussed the formation of a West Indian Federation.

  • Description

    1.
    LV Plane taxies into Kingston airport.
    0.03

    2.
    SV Mrs. Manley out of plane.
    0.17

    3.
    SV Mr. Manley out of plane.
    0.12

    4.
    SV Mrs. Manley and Mrs. Thelma Manley, daughter-in-law of the Premier.
    0.15

    5.
    SCU Mr. Manley greets members of his Cabinet.
    0.18

    6.
    SCU Mr. Manley.
    0.20

    7.
    SV Pro-Federation faction singing and dancing surrounded by police.
    0.25

    8.
    CU Bustamante faction hearing.
    0.27

    9.
    SV Federation supporters.
    0.31

    10.
    SV Police dividing the two factions.
    0.34

    11.
    TV Bustamante faction with placards.
    0.38

    12.
    SCU Ditto.
    0.41

    13.
    CU Ditto.
    0.43

    14.
    SV Placard reads "Federation.... Obnoxious Economic Slavery".
    0.48

    15.
    Federation supporters dancing.
    0.52

    16.
    SV Manley and family depart by car.
    0.56



    Initials IM/S/MR/LW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A heavy police guard was on hand at Kingston airport, May 17, to control the demonstrations that greeted Prime Minister Manley, of Jamaica, on his return from the Port-of-Spain conference, which discussed the formation of a West Indian Federation.

    In recent months the campaign against Federation, led by the Jamaica Labour Party, has increased in tempo and demonstrations against West Indian unity have been staged throughout the island. The next inter-island conference takes place in London on May 31.

    As the Prime Minister left his aircraft a large section of the crowd held banners and placards above their heads and pushed against the police cordon. A counter demonstration was started by Federal supporters who sang and dance until Prime Minister Manley left in his car.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADKAV10J9RZ7USX4LGX4SU4KLV
    Media URN:
    VLVADKAV10J9RZ7USX4LGX4SU4KLV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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