The Ugandan High Commissioner, Colonel Tlukamwa, was summoned to Foreign Office in London on Thursday (7 September) to receive a strong protest at allegations by President Amin that Britain was planning assassination.
CU Ugandan High Commissioner outside Foreign Office, reporter asks question.
GV EXT. Smithfield market TILT TO marchers with flags & banners (2 shots)
GV EXT. Parliament building TILT TO marchers chanting 'Send them back' & booing (3 shots)
REPORTER: Mr High Commissioner, have you been given an assurance by the British government that this is not a true....that the facts behind this do not show the statement to be correct? That maybe your President.....
COMMISSIONER: An assurance has been given, but we prefer to see the truth. I hope this will be looked into by our government, and a statement will be given.
REPORTER: So you're not entirely satisfied yourself that the British government has given you enough information to disbelieve?
REPORTER: You're not satisfied yet?
COMMISSIONER: No..Not yet.
REPORTER: Have the British government asked for an apology from President Amin?
COMMISSIONER: Not as far as I understand. No.
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Background: The Ugandan High Commissioner, Colonel Tlukamwa, was summoned to Foreign Office in London on Thursday (7 September) to receive a strong protest at allegations by President Amin that Britain was planning assassination.
Sir Dennis Greenhill, head of the Diplomatic service, told Colonel Tlukemwa he was astonished at the President's accusations and describe them as "absolute nonsense."
He pointed out that it was an extremely grave charge for one coun??? to level against another, and wondered where such information could he come from.
As he left the Foreign Office, the High Commissioner was asked about President Amin's statement:
Over 200 porters from London's Smithfield meat market took part in their second protest march on Thursday, also, against the admission in Britain of the Asians expelled from Uganda by President Amin.