The leader of the "Black Power" movement in the United States, Mr. Stokely Carmichael, received?
The leader of the "Black Power" movement in the United States, Mr. Stokely Carmichael, received welcome in Algiers today (Thursday) from Algeria's ruling F.L.N. Party. Mr. Carmichael, who arrived yesterday after visits to Havana, Cuba, and Hanoi, North Vietnam, was warmly greeted at Party Headquarters by Commandant Si Larbi, one of the F.L.N. Party leaders, before meeting Party Chief, Cherif Belkacem.
When Commandant Si Larbi remarked that in nationalising American oil companies, Algeria was only taking back its "pillaged" property, Mr. Carmichael said: "We've been pillaged too and are beginning to take it back". The Negro militant leader, wearing battledress slacks and army boots, said he hoped to stay "some time" in Algeria but that "the powers that be in the United States are trying to make me return".
Mr. Carmichael is an outspoken advocate of guerrilla warfare by Negroes in the United States. He visited Havana and Hanoi in spite of the United States Government's ban on such visits without special authorisation. Visits to Algiers are not banned, although Algeria relations with the United States during the Middle East war last June.