• Short Summary

    Police took extra security measures when a Liberal Party rally was held June 17 at Johannesburg City Hall in protest against the banning of the two African Congress leaders - Chief Albert Luthuli, the President General, and Mr.

  • Description

    Police took extra security measures when a Liberal Party rally was held June 17 at Johannesburg City Hall in protest against the banning of the two African Congress leaders - Chief Albert Luthuli, the President General, and Mr. Oliver Tambo, the Deputy President General. The rally was attended by a large number of Africans.

    Mr. Tambo was banned from attending meetings for five years recently - three weeks after a similar ban was made against Chief Luthuli, who was also confined for a long period to his home district in Zululand.

    At the rally - which ended peacefully - the audience applauded denunciations of the ban by two of the speakers - City Councillor Jack Lewson, who is also a leading Liberal, and Mr. Jack Unterhalter, the Party secretary.

    The City Council's permission for the holding of the rally was given in spite of objections by councillors of the Nationalist Party - the Union's ruling party.

    Both Chief Luthuli and Mr. Tambo were among the 156 people arrested on the original treason allegations, but were later discharged.

    From June 26 there is to be an extension of the African boycott of products believed to produced by firms associated with Nationalist Party interests.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3SK9ML5CP19JMV75OAJ4M0E78
    Media URN:
    VLVA3SK9ML5CP19JMV75OAJ4M0E78
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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