• Short Summary

    THE FORMER BREAKWAY CONGOLESE PREMIER, ANTOINE GIZENGA, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY), ANNOUNCED THE FORMATION OF A NEW POLITICAL PARTY CALLED THE UNITED LUMUMBISTS, AIMED AT MAKING THE CONGO FREE FROM WHAT HE TERMED "COLONIALISM AND IMPERIALISM".

  • Description

    1.
    TV PRESSMEN IN FRONT OF TABLE
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    2.
    SCU GIZENGA SEATED AT TABLE
    0.09

    3.
    CU PRESS SECRETARY EMANUEL LONGI OPENS CONFERENCE
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    4.
    CU PRESSMEN
    0.15

    5.
    SCU GIZENGA SPEAKS
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    6.
    CU DITTO
    0.24

    7.
    SV PRESSMEN AND TAPE RECORDER (2 SHOTS)
    0.30

    8.
    CU GIZENGA WAVES TO CROWD
    0.38

    9.
    LV CROWD
    0.40



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE FORMER BREAKWAY CONGOLESE PREMIER, ANTOINE GIZENGA, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY), ANNOUNCED THE FORMATION OF A NEW POLITICAL PARTY CALLED THE UNITED LUMUMBISTS, AIMED AT MAKING THE CONGO FREE FROM WHAT HE TERMED "COLONIALISM AND IMPERIALISM".

    M. GIZENGA WAS RELEASED FROM 2 1/2 YEARS DETENTION ON BULAMBEMBA, AN ISLAND PRISON IN THE CONGO RIVER, LAST MONTH FOLLOWING AN AMNESTY GRANTED BY THE NEW CONGOLESE PREMIER, M. MOISE TSHOMBE.

    REGARDED AS THE POLITICAL HEIR TO THE FIRST PRIME MINISTER OF THE CONGO, PATRICE LUMUMBA, MURDERED IN 1961, HE LED THE BLOODY REVOLT IN STANLEYVILLE IN THE SAME YEAR AND SET UP A SELF-STYLED CENTRAL GOVERNMENT IN THE CITY.

    AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE HE OUTLINED HIS PARTY'S PLATFORM. M. GIZENGA SAID IT WOULD BE COMPOSED OF CONGOLESE NATIONALISTS FIGHTING FOR COMPLETE FREEDOM FROM COLONIALISTS AND IMPERIALISTS.

    A CROWD OF ABOUT 400 PEOPLE CHEERED LOUDLY WHEN M. GIZENGA ATTACKED AMERICAN AND BELGIAN "MILITARY AGGRESSION" IN THE CONGO. HE ALLEGED THIS WAS BEING CARRIED OUT BY SO-CALLED MILITARY ADVISERS.

    M. GIZENGA CONCLUDED THE CONFERENCE WITH AN APPEAL TO "THE WORLD'S CONSCIENCE AND TO ALL PEOPLES ATTACHED TO LIBERTY TO DENOUNCE AND CONDEMN THE AMERICAN AND BELGIAN AGGRESSION IN THE CONGO."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9OX0MD2KUB40LKOFUFR74XFN6
    Media URN:
    VLVA9OX0MD2KUB40LKOFUFR74XFN6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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