• Short Summary

    The scene is City Hall, Johannesburg, May 14, and on the steps 25 children - whites and non-whites together - demonstrate for the release of their parents who are being held in prison without trial under South Africa's emergency regulations.

  • Description

    The scene is City Hall, Johannesburg, May 14, and on the steps 25 children - whites and non-whites together - demonstrate for the release of their parents who are being held in prison without trial under South Africa's emergency regulations. The children were carrying placards reading "Give us back our parents", "Please let my daddy come home" and "While they starve we starve" - a reference to the hunger strike recently begun by detainees in an effort to force the authorities either to charge them or to release them.

    Three of the elder children went off to present a petition to the Mayor. While they were gone, police took the others - including African, Indian and European children - to the city's central police station, where they were questioned. Afterwards they were released, together with the three who presented the petition 1,700 political detainees in South Africa's prisons - since April 8 - including Africans, Whites, Indians and Coloured - have not yet been charged.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2YJUGE5DWP1NBWBTGYUIYRXE3
    Media URN:
    VLVA2YJUGE5DWP1NBWBTGYUIYRXE3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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