Thousands of Africans stood in the hot sun at Chifubu Nov 20, to listen to United National Independence Party officials address the first rally since the Party was banned in May.
GV PAN..showing massed gathering at meeting.
GV Sikota Wina addressing meeting.
SV PAN..over Africans waving.
SV Africans with 'Freedom' written on chests dancing.
SV African woman waving pick axe near police officer.
SV African woman dancing.
LV Simon Kapwepwe waving arms for freedom.
GV Africans waving hands.
CU Simon Kapwepwe making speech.
SCU Police officer making notes.
SV PAN OVER..African during speech.
SCU Simon Kapwepwe speaking.
GV Massed crowd at meeting.
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Background: Thousands of Africans stood in the hot sun at Chifubu Nov 20, to listen to United National Independence Party officials address the first rally since the Party was banned in May.
Sikota Wina, the Party's publicity chief, is one of three senior officials who are coming to London this week to prepare for the Northern Rhodesian constitutional talks.
Excited Africans, some with "Freedom Now" painted on their chests, danced with joy as secretary-general Mwanakayumbwa Sipalo warned the British Government that "if they continue this ruthless oppression in Northers Rhodesia all their white cousins here are potential refugees."
A police officer making tape recordings of the speeches was not at all perturbed when a toga-clad African woman brandished an axe in his face.
Simon Kapwepwe, the acting president, bearded and impressive in a Ghanaian souvenir toga, warned the orderly crowd that "Europeans say there will be trouble after this rally. But there will be no trouble," and the crowd roared in agreement. violence, the cause of the Party's six-month ban, has been condemned many times by Mr Kapwepwe, who is also one of the three-man delegation to the London talks.