• Short Summary

    IN LONDON TODAY (SUNDAY) - A 10,000 STRONG RALLY IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE PROTESTING AGAINST THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT'S APARTHEID POLICY.

  • Description

    1.
    LV PROCESSION ARRIVES IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE.
    0.05

    2.
    GV DITTO.
    0.08

    3.
    LV PLATFORM AT BASE OF NELSON COLUMN.
    0.11

    4.
    GV MASS CROWD.
    0.15

    5.
    SV ZOOM INTO CU... MRS B. CASTLE MAKES SPEECH. (SOF STARTS)
    0.46

    6.
    LV ZOOM INTO GV... CROWD.
    0.51

    7.
    SV ZOOM INTO CU... MR. R. RESHA MAKES SPEECH. (SOF STARTS)
    2.14

    8.
    LV & GV... CROWD APPLAUD (NATURAL SOUND)
    2.19


    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 5): MRS. CASTLE: "ABOVE ALL WE STAND FOR THE MILLIONS OF MEN AND WOMEN IN SOUTH AFRICA WHO ARE FORCED TO LIVE ALL THEIR LIVES IN A CONCENTRATIONS CAMP OF COLOUR. AND WE SAY THAT THEIR WILL TO BE FREE IS OUR WILL. THEIR STRUGGLE, OUR STRUGGLE, THAT THEIR TRIAL TOO MY BE OURS. THIS IS THE MESSAGE WE'VE LEFT ON THE STEPS OF SOUTH AFRICA HOUSE TODAY. THIS IS THE MESSAGE OF THIS DEMONSTRATION."



    (SEQ. 7): ROBERT RESHA: THIS IS A VERY SIGNIFICANT DAY. SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE YOUR PROTEST HERE, YOUR MARCH THIS AFTERNOON WILL SERVE TO INSPIRE THE AFRICAN PEOPLE. YOUR ATTITUDE AGAINST THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT WILL EQUALLY INSPIRE PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. YOU MUST REALISE FRIENDS, THAT THE PEOPLE OF BRITAIN HAVE LONG INVOLVEMENT WITH THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH AFRICA. BECAUSE THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, IN 1910, WHICH HANDED OVER THE AFRICAN PEOPLE TO THE BOERS, IN THE SAME WAY THAT THE FEDERAL OWNER MAY HAND OVER THE OFFICIAL MANAGEMENT. WE MUST REMEMBER FRIENDS, THAT IST IS YOUR GOVERNMENT THAT IS SELLING ARMS TO SOUTH AFRICA AND THESE HAVE BEEN USED TO LAY DOWN OUR PEOPLE. YES, YOU REMEMBER FRIENDS THAT IT IS BRITISH MONEY, IT IS BRITISH INVESTMENT WHICH MAKES THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT TODAY TO FLOURISH.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IN LONDON TODAY (SUNDAY) - A 10,000 STRONG RALLY IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE PROTESTING AGAINST THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT'S APARTHEID POLICY.

    EARLIER 2,000 DEMONSTRATORS WERE LET TO THE SQUARE BY AN OPPOSITION LABOUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, MRS.BARBARA CASTLE, PRESIDENT OF THE BRITISH ANTI-APARTHEID MOVEMENT.

    A WREATH WAS LAID AT THE STEPS OF SOUTH AFRICA HOUSE, CLOSE TO THE SQUARE, BEARING THE INSCRIPTION: WE STAND HERE FOR THE THOUSANDS OF POLITICAL PRISONERS IN SOUTH AFRICA JAILS, DEDICATED AS THEY ARE TO THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA.

    OF FILM MRS.BARBARA CASTLE AND MR.ROBERT RESHA ARE SEEN MAKING SPEECHES IN THE SQUARE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2HUO1VNJCH640HUBAY2VX3EPI
    Media URN:
    VLVA2HUO1VNJCH640HUBAY2VX3EPI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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