• Short Summary

    Police broke up a peaceful protest march outside the central prison of Pretoria, South Africa, May 18, when a small group of men and women carried banners demanding the release of detainees, who were believed to be on hunger strike.

  • Description

    Police broke up a peaceful protest march outside the central prison of Pretoria, South Africa, May 18, when a small group of men and women carried banners demanding the release of detainees, who were believed to be on hunger strike.

    In the face of a ban on gatherings anywhere near a prison, the demonstrators - relatives of the detained - hurriedly unfurled their banners opposite the gaol, then passed along the pavement.

    Hastily summoned policemen dispersed the demonstrators and took some of them away for questioning. Our cameraman was also taken to a nearby police station, to be released an hour later.

    A married European woman - one of 19 held in Pretoria central prison - was released the same day, on condition that she flies to Britain with her son and husband. The husband has been an executive of a Johannesburg engineering firm and is to take up a host in the United Kingdom.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA468EBYI81SEFD76VV1YRC73RP
    Media URN:
    VLVA468EBYI81SEFD76VV1YRC73RP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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