• Short Summary

    Two demonstrations in Leopoldville's native district, June 27, against the Congo's central Government, headed by Patrice Lumumba, - demonstrations which also called for the separate Governments to be set up in opposition to Lumumba's.

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    Two demonstrations in Leopoldville's native district, June 27, against the Congo's central Government, headed by Patrice Lumumba, - demonstrations which also called for the separate Governments to be set up in opposition to Lumumba's.

    The protests - following threats of secession by revenue-earning, mineral-rich Katanga Province - show strong forces of disunity wrenching the near-independent Congo.

    Police were watchful but passive as leader Bolikango told vociferous supporters that they, the Bangalas of the Puna (Bangala Unity) Party, were not represented as they should be in Government, both in their Province and in Leopoldville. Bangalas - not the Bakongo tribe - had built Leopoldville itself, he said adding finally a plea for non-violence.

    Earlier, leader Kalondji of the Congo Nationalist Kalondji Party told demonstrating supporters nobody was satisfied with the Lumumba Government except its won members. The Party would form its own Government both in Kasai Province, and in Katanga, there joining forces with the opposition Balibakat Party. Like Bolikango, Kalondji ended with a plea for calm.

    Subsequently, Belgium's Minister in the Congo flew to Katanga in an attempt to restore Congo unity.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADLQ069HGZYD4OYRVUE9S6JSXG
    Media URN:
    VLVADLQ069HGZYD4OYRVUE9S6JSXG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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