• Short Summary

    Police fired tear gas and staged a baton charge in Cape Town, South Africa on Thursday(2 September) to disperse 3,000 mainly coloured - mixed race - demonstrators in the city centre.

  • Description

    Police fired tear gas and staged a baton charge in Cape Town, South Africa on Thursday(2 September) to disperse 3,000 mainly coloured - mixed race - demonstrators in the city centre.

    SYNOPSIS: There has been unrest throughout the week in coloured townships near Caps Town, but this is the first time the city centre has been affected. No reason was give for Thursday's demonstration, but South Africa's two-and-a-half million colours have lately become increasingly militant in protesting against the government apartheid racial policies.

    As the gas grenades exploded in the streets, both demonstrators, police and citizens going about their day-to-day business were affected. Office workers overlooking the scene reported that during the police baton charge elderly women out shopping were knocked down and in its wake the pavements were strewn with shoes, scarves, and broken spectacles. Afterwards the crowd broke up into smaller groups.

    Later on Thursday two men were reported killed and one wounded when police opened fire on rioting demonstrators in coloured townships on the outskirts of Cape Town.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1VK3QDC90C2PWXSUZY9APLYL8
    Media URN:
    VLVA1VK3QDC90C2PWXSUZY9APLYL8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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