• Short Summary

    Chanting demonstrators, representing chiefly the Young Communists' League and the Anti-Apartheid Movement, greeted South Africa's Defence Minister Mr Pieter Botha when he arrived in London's Whitehall on Thursday (10 June) for talks at the Ministry of Defence.

  • Description

    Chanting demonstrators, representing chiefly the Young Communists' League and the Anti-Apartheid Movement, greeted South Africa's Defence Minister Mr Pieter Botha when he arrived in London's Whitehall on Thursday (10 June) for talks at the Ministry of Defence.

    Several smoke bombs were thrown outside the Ministry, and as Mr Botha stepped out of his car tomatoes were hurled at him. He was not hit, but police later led away two of the two-dozen demonstrators.

    The arrival of the South African delegation in Whitehall revived speculation about possible purchases of British arms. The British Defence Ministry has said the visit was simply a courtesy one, but that the matter had been discussed. South Africa is believed anxious to know whether the British Government is ready to extend export licences beyond those granted in february for a strictly limited number of helicopters and naval spare parts.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1CC7OKN4HHYM9WNW1JHYV43BA
    Media URN:
    VLVA1CC7OKN4HHYM9WNW1JHYV43BA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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