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    A CONFERENCE, CALLING ITSELF THAT OF BLACK YOUTH, TONIGHT MET IN BIRMINGHAM'S CITY HALL. THE?

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    BIRMINGHAM CITY HALL; DELEGATES ENTERING CONFERENCE; DELEGATES SEATED; MR. MIHIR GUPTA SPEAKING; MR. TARIQ ALI SPEAKING.



    THIS IS A HISTORIC GATHERING. IT IS HISTORIC BECAUSE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT THE BLACK YOUTH OF BRITAIN HAVE MET IN THIS MANNER TO DISCUSS THE PROBLEMS WHICH FACE US ALL. UNITY IS THE FIRST PREREQUISITE OF OUR STRUGGLE TO FREE OURSELVES FROM THE WHITE MAN'S YOKE. SO LET US HERE AND NOW PLEDGE OURSELVES TO THE PHILOSOPHY WHICH WILL UNITE US - BLACK POWER.



    THE RASCISTS IN THIS COUNTRY KNOW ...... THE RASCISTS IN THIS COUNTRY AS LED BY MR. POWELL ... THAT THE BLACK PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY ARE PREPARED TO FIGHT AND FIGHT BACK AGAINST WHITE RASCISM. A NEW COMMONWEALTH IMMIGRANTS BILL WAS BROUGHT IN TO MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT, TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR RASCIST IMMIGRATION OFFICERS AT HEATHROW AIRPORT TO PESTER BLACK PEOPLE COMING INTO THIS COUNTRY AND THEN HE SAW RASCISM WRITTEN INTO THE LAW IN THIS COUNTRY BY A LABOUR GOVERNMENT WHEN THEY STOPPED OUR ASIAN BROTHERS FROM KENYA WITH BRITISH PASSPORTS FROM COMING INTO BRITAIN. THEY WERE WRITING RASCISM INTO THE LAW OF THIS COUNTRY.




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    Background: A CONFERENCE, CALLING ITSELF THAT OF BLACK YOUTH, TONIGHT MET IN BIRMINGHAM'S CITY HALL. THE CONFERENCE CONDEMNED THE POLICIES OF THE CONSERVATIVE MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT MR. ENOCH POWELL, AND REJECTED HIS PLANS FOR THE CREATION OF A GOVERNMENT MINISTRY TO REPATRIATE AFRICAN, ASIAN AND WEST INDIAN IMMIGRANTS TO THEIR HOMELANDS. AMONG THE SPEAKERS AT THE 1,500 STRONG CONFERENCE WERE MR. MIHIR GUPTA THE CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN, AND MR. TARIQ ALI LEADER OF MILITANT STUDENT DEMONSTRATIONS.

    MR. MIHIR GUPTA WHO IS ALSO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF BRITAIN, SPOKE FIRST.

    MR. TARIQ ALI, THE MILITANT LEADER OF ANTI-VIETNAM DEMONSTRATIONS AND EDITOR OF THE "BLACK DWARF" NEWSPAPER SPOKE NEXT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA17HOLQPVUM2T4Z9YR9UVXWIVY
    Media URN:
    VLVA17HOLQPVUM2T4Z9YR9UVXWIVY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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