The Delhi Youth Federation protested outside the Sudanese Embassy in New Delhi Wednesday (4 August) against the execution of Communists in the sudan by President Nimeiry.
GV Demonstrators towards Sudan Embassy
SV Demonstrators with banners
GV Marchers past with banners to Embassy
CU Police trying to hold demonstrators back
SV PAN Demonstrators in scuffle with police
SV Female police trying to arrest female demonstrator
SV Police outside Embassy
SV PAN Police trying to hold back demonstrators outside Embassy
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Background: The Delhi Youth Federation protested outside the Sudanese Embassy in New Delhi Wednesday (4 August) against the execution of Communists in the sudan by President Nimeiry. Fourteen communist leaders have been executed in Khartoum following the recent abortive communist coup there. Police cordoned off the Embassy from the protesting students, but several scuffles broke out between police and demonstrators.
SYNOPSIS: In New Delhi, members of the Delhi Youth Federation marched on the Sudanese Embassy last Wednesday in protest against the executions of 14 Sudanese Communists following the abortive communist coup there.
Police outside the Embassy formed cordon to prevent the students reaching it, but several scuffles broke out. The members of the Delhi Youth Federation, were also criticizing what they called the dictatorial attitude of General Nimeiry and his highhanded way of arresting communist sympathisers.
The Delhi Youth Federation is alleged to be a communist-led organisation. The press in many communist countries, notably the Soviet Union and Bulgaria, have protested strongly against General Nimeiry's handling of the Communist organisation in the Sudan.