• Short Summary

    DEMONSTRATORS GATHERED IN SALISBURY'S MAIN SQUARE ON THURSDAY (7 MARCH) PROTESTING AGAINST THE HANGING OF THREE CONVICTED AFRICAN MURDERERS ON WEDNESDAY (6 MARCH).

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    DEMONSTRATORS GATHERED IN SALISBURY'S MAIN SQUARE ON THURSDAY (7 MARCH) PROTESTING AGAINST THE HANGING OF THREE CONVICTED AFRICAN MURDERERS ON WEDNESDAY (6 MARCH).

    THE DEMONSTRATORS--GATHERING IN RELAYS--STOOD AMID SPRAYS OF FLOWERS AND WREATHS JUST OPPOSITE PARLIAMENT HOUSE. THEY CARRIED PLACARDS SAYING "IN MEMORY OF RHODESIAN HUMANITY" AND OTHER SLOGANS.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS GATHERED IN TWOS AND THREES BECAUSE PUBLIC MEETINGS OF MORE THAN THREE PEOPLE IN THE STREET AT THE SAME TIME ARE BANNED.

    THE DEMONSTRATION STARTED IN THE EARLY MORNING AS PEOPLE WERE GOING TO WORK. THE DEMONSTRATORS TOOK TURNS EACH OF AN HOUR AND A HALF, EACH TEAM BEING RELIEVED BY ANOTHER. THEY WERE WATCHED BY CROWDS OF AFRICANS AND EUROPEANS.

    ONE DEMONSTRATOR SAID THE DEMONSTRATION WAS A MOURNING GESTURE--NOT ON BEHALF OF THE EXECUTED MEN--BUT IN THE NAME OF HUMANITY.

    LATER IN THE DAY THERE WERE INCIDENTS DURING WHICH A WATER HOSE WAS TURNED ON THE DEMONSTRATORS AND THEIR PLACARDS TORN UP.

    THE RHODESIAN GOVERNMENT WAS TODAY (SATURDAY) REPORTED TO BE PREPARING TO GO AHEAD WITH A NEW SERIES OF EXECUTIONS STARTING ON MONDAY (MARCH 11) WITH THE HANGING OF SIX CONVICTED MURDERERS AND BOMB-THROWERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4EC6NFJRF5ZN4VSRXEWE6BTMQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4EC6NFJRF5ZN4VSRXEWE6BTMQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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