In Malaysia, six thousand university students and Moslems took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur last week (11 January) to protest against the Soviet Union's military intervention in Afghanistan.
GV: Students gathered at Malaya university campus (4 shots)
GV: Students setting light to effigy of Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev and burning self-made Soviet flags. (2 shots)
GV: Student leader addressing crowd through loudhailer (2 shots)
GV: Students praying (5 shots)
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Background: In Malaysia, six thousand university students and Moslems took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur last week (11 January) to protest against the Soviet Union's military intervention in Afghanistan.
Some 6,000 university students and Moslems staged an anti-Soviet demonstrations in Malaysia to denounce the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan and called for the immediate withdrawal of Soviet troops.
About 3,000 students of the Malaya University rallied at their school campus in Kuala Lumpur of Friday (11 Jan) and burnt effigies of Soviet President Brezhnev and the Soviet flag.
Student leaders made speeches condemning Soviet invasion into Afghanistan and also waved placards reading "Hang Babrak Kamal (Afghan President) and kill Brezhnev."
Moslem outrages over events in Afghanistan spread to the Est Malaysian state of Sarawak when another 3,000 Moslems staged a peaceful demonstration in the state capital of Kuching after their Friday prayers.
The campus rallied technically contravene the tough universities and colleges act which forbid rallies of any sort but the government has so far taken no action against them.
SYNOPSIS: About 3,000 students of Kuala Lumpur's Malaya university rallied at their school campus on Friday. The students denounced the Soviet Union's military intervention in Afghanistan.
The protestors burnt an effigy of the Soviet president Leonid Brezhnev and they also tossed Soviet flags into the flames, Speeches by student leaders condemned the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan, and the crowd waved placards and banners demanding the deaths of Afghanistan's new president Babrak Kamal and President Brezhnev.
After the rally, prayers were held. Moslems across Malaysia have been outraged by recent events in Afghanistan. In the eastern state of Sarawak, 3,000 Moslems gathered for another anti-Soviet demonstration. They peace-fully marched on their state capital of Kuching after Friday prayers. The rally at Malaya university contravened a touch universities and colleges act which forbids rallies of any sort, but the government has not taken any action against the protestors.