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    FLORIANA, MALTA

    There was a large demonstration in support of Malta's Prime Minister Dominic Mintoff on October 26.

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    1. GVs PAN Pro-government supporters at rally signing and holding placards. (4 SHOTS) 0.42
    2. GV ZOOM INTO SV & SV Mintoff on podium with supporters as crowd cheer and sound of crackers going off. (2 SHOTS) 0.59
    3. SV & GV Prime Minister Mintoff speaking and crowd cheer and chant. (2 SHOTS) 1.20
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    Background: FLORIANA, MALTA

    There was a large demonstration in support of Malta's Prime Minister Dominic Mintoff on October 26. The Labour Party and the general Workers Union had mounted an unprecedented campaign to muster support for the rally, whole families being encourage to attend. The state radio and television networks seemed to be monopolised by appeals, and news bulletins carried recordings of Dr. Mifsud - Bonnici, the Deputy Prime Minister, calling for support for the rally. After a noisy and colourful parade through the streets of the capital, Valetta, the rally mustered to pass a resolution condemning various factions. Those censored, among others, were the British government for shirking what was described as its "moral obligation" to clear Malta's harbour of wartime bombs and wrecks. The rally came in the same week as a bomb exploded outside the british High Commission in malta. No one was hurt in the blast, and no one immediately claimed responsibility.

    Source: Source to be verified

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1G007BQE00TAE2139E19GHEJ3
    Media URN:
    VLVA1G007BQE00TAE2139E19GHEJ3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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