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    A group of Congolese students left Brussels, Aug 17, by air for Leopoldville. They were?

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    Group of Congolese students.
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    SV Students with luggage.
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    SV Group of students.
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    CU Ditto.
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    LV Ditto.
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    SV Students wave.
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    LV Crowds on airport building.
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    SV Students walk towards aircraft.
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    LV Ditto.
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    LV Students board aircraft.
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    LV Ditto.
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    GV Aircraft takes off.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A group of Congolese students left Brussels, Aug 17, by air for Leopoldville. They were the first to return to the Congo Republic, following a decision by the Belgian Minister of the Interior, Lefevre, to send home all Congolese visitors who are at present studying in Belgium.

    This step by the Belgium authorities is a belated answer to the Congolese Cabinet's decision, Aug 9, to complete the severance of diplomatic relations by expelling the Belgian Ambassador and his staff, and to recall all students from Belgian to protect them from "indoctrination".

    Minister Lefevre's order has caused consternation among several hundred Congolese students who are studying in a number of Belgian cities, where they have been acquainted with the workings of local administration. Many of them, hailing from Kasai and Katanga, are refusing to leave Belgium, arguing that they do not recognize the Lumumba Government and should not be made to suffer for the consequences of its action.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADPLA5F3FVF24QQJYCI4U7PBCC
    Media URN:
    VLVADPLA5F3FVF24QQJYCI4U7PBCC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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