• Short Summary

    TWENTY IBO WOMEN WEARING NATIONAL COSTUME LED A MARCH THROUGH LONDON TO THE OFFICIAL RESIDENCE OF PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON IN DOWNING STREET YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) TO PROTEST AGAINST BRITAIN'S ALLEGED SUPPLY OF ARMS TO FEDERAL NIGERIA.

  • Description

    TWENTY IBO WOMEN WEARING NATIONAL COSTUME LED A MARCH THROUGH LONDON TO THE OFFICIAL RESIDENCE OF PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON IN DOWNING STREET YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) TO PROTEST AGAINST BRITAIN'S ALLEGED SUPPLY OF ARMS TO FEDERAL NIGERIA. SHORTLY AFTERWARDS, A GROUP OF GHANAIANS ALSO MARCHED TO THE PRIME MINISTER'S RESIDENCE, WHERE THEY HANDED IN A PETITION PROTESTING AGAINST THE BRITISH POLICIES IN GHANA.

    THE BIAFRANS MET FIRST AT SPEAKERS' CORNER IN HYDE PARK. THEN THE WOMEN, FOLLOWED BY ABOUT 30 MEN, MARCHED THROUGH LONDON. THEY HANDED IN PROTEST LETTERS AT NIGERIA HOUSE, AND THEN AT THE PRIME MINISTER'S RESIDENCE.

    THE GHANAIANS, LED BY THE CONVENTION PEOPLE'S PARTY OF GHANA, WHOSE LEADER IS DR. KWAME NKRUMAH, ALSO MET A SPEAKER'S CORNER FOR A PROTEST MEETING. THEY THEN MARCHED TO DOWNING STREET IN ORDER TO HAND IN THEIR PETITION. IN THEIR NOTE TO THE PRIME MINISTER, THEY SAID: "IT HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED THAT BRITISH TROOPS ARE TO TAKE PART IN A TRAINING PROGRAMME AND THAT THE FIRST BRITISH SOLDIERS WILL GO TO GHANA IN SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR." THE NOTE WENT ON TO SAY THAT THE ACTION WOULD "BE INTERPRETED IN GHANA AS BRITISH MILITARY SUPPORT FOR AN UNPOPULAR REGIME AND MAY HAVE DANGEROUS CONSEQUENCES FOR FUTURE BRITISH-GHANAIAN RELATIONS."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAL5IOOB0PT5HYDT7KPDPNFOJZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAL5IOOB0PT5HYDT7KPDPNFOJZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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