Crowd hail de Gaulle and sing Marseillaise, Mayor leaves & crowd hail speakers on balcony.
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Various shots of demonstration and procession headed by Messrs. M Delbeck and Colonel Thomazo, to war memorial where a wreath is held while crowd hail the name of General de Gaulle and sings Marseillaise. The cortege then goes to the town hall where speeches are made from the balcony. Various shots of envoys of General Salan in Corsica, Colonel Thomazo and Mr Delbeck visits the local committee. Wreath being layed at Town War Memorial and address to citizens. Various shots after the arrival at the Prefect's residence, Bastia a communist counter demonstration broke out, the Mayor who had refused to join the committee came out of Town Hall with his councillors. No rioting ensued Paratroopers and riot police forces insured order. The Mayor has gone and the crowd hailed speakers appearing on the balcony.