Angela Davis, recently acquitted of murder, kidnapping and conspiracy charges by a California jury, continued her U.
GV INTERIOR bullet-proof glass podium moved into position on stage. (MUTE)
SV Audience awaiting Miss Davis (MUTE)
CU Miss Davis' supporters PAN TO Miss Davis arriving and into bullet-proof podium (NATURAL SOUND STARTS HERE)
SV Miss Davis speaking
SOUND STARTS: "We have to be...."
SOUND ENDS: "...of oppression."
DAVIS: "We have to be very, very careful not to celebrate too much. We can't celebrate too much and we can't indulge ourselves in this victory too much, because it might obscure our vision of the realities of oppression."
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Background: Angela Davis, recently acquitted of murder, kidnapping and conspiracy charges by a California jury, continued her U.S. speaking tour by addressing a rally in Detroit, Michigan on Sunday (18 June).
Strict security measures were taken, as everyone attending the rally wan thoroughly searched. Arriving three hours late, Miss Davis was escorted to the speaker's platform by twenty-bodyguards.
Speaking from behind a bullet-proof screen, Miss Davis told the crowd of 12,000 that the battle against oppression must continue. She said that too much celebrating ever her acquittal might obscure the vision of the reality of oppression.
The black communist and former philosophy professor is touring the United States to thank her supporters and to raise money to pay her defence costs.