• Short Summary

    Opposition deputies in the Congo Republic's Katanga Assembly, Elisabethville, walked out July 27 in protest against the secession policy of Moise Tshombe, self-styled President of Katanga Province.

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    GV Katanga Assembly in session
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    SV Spectators and soldier guard
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    SV Assembly
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    CU Member of Conakat Party addresses Assembly
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    MV Members
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    SV Member of Opposition Party speaks
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    CU Delegates
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    8.
    CV Another member of Opposition rises and speaks
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    CU Above member speaks
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    10.
    GV Opposition members walk out
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    MV Conakat members confer
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    GV Members leaving the Assembly building
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    MV Ilunga Mwamba's colleagues congratulate him
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    14.
    CU Mr Mwamba in car
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    Background: Opposition deputies in the Congo Republic's Katanga Assembly, Elisabethville, walked out July 27 in protest against the secession policy of Moise Tshombe, self-styled President of Katanga Province. It was the first demonstration they had made since Mr Tshombe declared Katanga an independent State.

    The walk-out by 15 members of the main opposition party - the Balubakat-cartel - followed a speech by their Acting President and Opposition leader, Ilunga Mwanba. Mr Mwamba, attacking the secession move, accused Mr Tsohmbe's regime of dictatorship, deceit and arbitrary arrests of Opposition members.

    Mr Mwamba stated that independence had been declared by a "government of fantasy" composed entirely of Mr Tshombe's Conakat Party. Negotiations to give the opposition places in the Government had broken down. "Katanga should be one of the provinces of a united Congo", he declared. He threatened that the Balubakat-cartel would set up a separate government of its own in north-east Katanga, where its supporters are in a majority.

    Repeating July 28 that he is willing to permit United Nations troops to enter Katanga, Mr Tsohmbe said calm and order reigned everywhere and they were not necessary. He said again that he would order his force to fight United Nations troops if they tried to land in the Province.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3OK328ZOYK25QZ4APFLP8Q5G5
    Media URN:
    VLVA3OK328ZOYK25QZ4APFLP8Q5G5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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