• Short Summary

    About 2,000 students marched through Johannesburg yesterday (Thursday) to protest against the Government's treatment of 19 Africans - who were last month acquitted of charges under the Terrorism Act.

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    About 2,000 students marched through Johannesburg yesterday (Thursday) to protest against the Government's treatment of 19 Africans - who were last month acquitted of charges under the Terrorism Act. The Africans have been placed under government restriction orders, which virtually cut them off from social contacts for five years.

    There was no sign of interference from the police posted along the route and the march was almost incident-free - apart from the occasional egg thrown at the students.

    Before they started their march, the demonstrators had been addressed by South Africa's long progressive Member of Parliament Mrs. Helen Suzman. She condemned the government for its "high-handed" attitude in meeting out punishment when the courts had refused to do so.

    She also hinted that, with government plans to curb the right to demonstrate, the protest through Johannesburg might be the last demonstration of its kind on South Africa.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4ZZND5NY2HOT9D8O4J3A5W48M
    Media URN:
    VLVA4ZZND5NY2HOT9D8O4J3A5W48M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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