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    Violent confrontations between riot police and coloured demonstrators continued in Cape Town, South Africa on tuesday (7 September).

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    Violent confrontations between riot police and coloured demonstrators continued in Cape Town, South Africa on tuesday (7 September).

    SYNOPSIS: In the city centre, scene of two days of rioting last week, police dispersed hundreds of coloured and black youths with tear gas. All coloured high schools in the Cape peninsula have been closed until next Monday because of student unrest. The director of Education for the Administration of Coloured Affairs, Mr. W. Thron, said that because of the disturbances students could not settle into their studies.

    In the white area of Tiervlei, police opened fire on a large crowd of stone-throwing coloured youths. One person was reported seriously injured in another shooting incident at Parow, a predominantly white suburb of Cape Town. In central Cape Town two detectives were stoned by coloureds after making an arrest.

    The white mayor of Cape Town, Mr. John Tyers, last Sunday appealed to the coloured community to stop all demonstrations pending proposed talks between coloured leaders and Prime Minister Mr. John Vorster. The administrator of Capc Province, Dr. L.A. Munnick, has agreed to personally ask Mr. vorster to listen to coloured grievances. Coloured protest against the government's racial polices is especially worrying for the authorities in Cape Town, where coloureds outnumber both blacks and whites.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4CNUJQKZ23VIAXRERNZKZKM75
    Media URN:
    VLVA4CNUJQKZ23VIAXRERNZKZKM75
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/09/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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