• Short Summary

    Mr. Iain Macleod, Britain's Secretary of State for the Colonies, arrived in Malta for a?

  • Description

    1.
    Banner - "Colonialism means slavery"


    2.
    ditto, different slogan


    3.
    PAN SHOT crowds gather for meeting


    4.
    fireworks at beginning of meeting


    5.
    crowd


    6/7.
    low-flying helicopter, crowds boo


    8.
    crowd


    9.
    ditto


    10.
    Labour Brigade wave flags


    11.
    banner


    12.
    Labour Brigade wave flags


    13.
    float - "Malta gagged and bound"


    14.
    demonstrators with placard "Macleod go home"


    15.
    LS demonstrators


    16/17.
    crowd watch


    18.
    PAN onlookers to demonstrators


    19.
    statue of Malta chained, with notice "UN please note"


    20.
    CS crowd clap as Mintoff appears with demonstrators


    21-24.
    CS Mintoff among demonstrators


    25-30.
    various floats


    31.
    Kingsway full of demonstrators.




    Initials BA/S



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Mr. Iain Macleod, Britain's Secretary of State for the Colonies, arrived in Malta for a short visit on Dec. 8, a traditional public holiday. The Maltese Labour Party leader and former Prime Minister, Mr. Dom Mintoff, took advantage of the occasion and of a one-day relaxation of the ban on political demonstrations, to stage a mass rally in Valletta.

    Excited demonstrators carried placards saying "Macleod go home and "Colonialism means slavery", and mobile floats depicted Malta in a state of oppression.

    Mr. Mintoff was cheered when he addressed the meeting to say he would not have talks with Mr. Macleod unless Malta's right to self-determination were recognised.

    After discussion with leaders of Malta's three other politics parties, Mr. Macleod continues his fact-finding tour today, Dec. 10, flying on to East Africa.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8IU0KSHBZWNBZ1RNBK31I8KZ7
    Media URN:
    VLVA8IU0KSHBZWNBZ1RNBK31I8KZ7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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