• Short Summary

    BOMBAY CITIZENS MADE A DUAL PROTEST OUTSIDE THE OFFICE OF THE BRITISH DEPUTY HIGH COMMISSIONER TO INDIA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) - FIRSTLY, ABOUT THE SALISBURY EXECUTION OF THE THREE AFRICAN MURDERERS, AND SECONDLY, AGAINST THE PASSING OF THE NEW IMMIGRATION BILL BY THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT.

  • Description

    BOMBAY CITIZENS MADE A DUAL PROTEST OUTSIDE THE OFFICE OF THE BRITISH DEPUTY HIGH COMMISSIONER TO INDIA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) - FIRSTLY, ABOUT THE SALISBURY EXECUTION OF THE THREE AFRICAN MURDERERS, AND SECONDLY, AGAINST THE PASSING OF THE NEW IMMIGRATION BILL BY THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT.

    IT WAS DIFFICULT TO TELL WHICH INCIDENT HAD TROUBLED THE DEMONSTRATORS MOST - SOME CARRIED SLOGANS SAYING 'DOWN WITH THE KENYA GOVERNMENT', OTHERS 'DOWN WITH THE WILSON GOVERNMENT', AND MORE CONDEMNING WEDNESDAY'S EXECUTIONS IN RHODESIA. BUT THE DEMONSTRATIONS WERE SAID TO HAVE BEEN ORGANISED BY MR. GEORGE FERNANDES, A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT AND SAMYUKTA SOCIALIST LEADER.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE UNABLE TO ENTER THE HIGH COMMISSION OFFICE, BEING HELD BACK BY A POLICE CORDON. MR. FERNANDES SPOKE TO THE CROWD AFTER HANDING OVER A PROTEST NOTE. DURING HIS ADDRESS, IN HINDI, MR. FERNANDES ACCUSED THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE BY ENACTING THE IMMIGRATION LAW. HE WAS LATER ARRESTED BY THE CITY POLICE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAH1NNLME8C45NECOU5DIY3SDV
    Media URN:
    VLVAH1NNLME8C45NECOU5DIY3SDV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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