• Short Summary

    Waving vivid anti-apartheid banners, 2,000 people marched from Marble Arch to Trafalgar Square, London, Mar 27, where many thousands had already gathered for a rally organized by the British Labour Party in protest against South African racial policy.

  • Description

    Waving vivid anti-apartheid banners, 2,000 people marched from Marble Arch to Trafalgar Square, London, Mar 27, where many thousands had already gathered for a rally organized by the British Labour Party in protest against South African racial policy.

    Orderliness was observed throughout, although some 60 police lined the front of South Africa House - and a convoy of police trucks waited in readiness down a side street. It was only after the meeting was over that a few hundred people surged down Whitehall to encircle a few Fascist Union Movement supporters - shouting "down with Fascism." Police soon controlled this and other scuffles which had broken out.

    A resolution, proposed by Mr James Callaghan, deplored the recent "massacre" at Sharpeville, South Africa, when 70 Africans were killed by police, and called upon the South African Government to abandon her 'apartheid' policy - and pledged a continuation of the boycott of South African goods. Just before this resolution the crowd observed a few moments silence in tribute to the dead.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3DVCUBQ9FPELM11T6ROTF645P
    Media URN:
    VLVA3DVCUBQ9FPELM11T6ROTF645P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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