• Short Summary

    South African student leaders have pledged to continue their anti-Government demonstrations despite strict band brought into force by police after yesterday's (Monday) incidents in Cape Town.

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    CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (JUNE 6, 1972) (REUTERS)

    GV Cathedral, TILT down to crowds (2 shots)
    CU Police chief speaking (2 shots) (SOUND)
    CU Mrs Suzman speaking (SOUND)
    GV PAN..Police cordon holding back crowd
    SV PAN..Policeman talling crowd to move on
    GV ZOOM INTO MV..police move into crowd, waving batons
    MV PAN..Police arresting demonstrator
    CU Cameraman and crowd
    SV Police arresting another demonstrator (2 shots)
    BV Demonstrator being escorted away

    TRANSCRIPT: POLICE OFFICIAL: "The Minister of Justice has authorised me to do so, I hereby in terms of section two of the ??? Assemblies Act of 1976, Act Number 17 of 1956, prohibit the assembly of the hereunder mentioned public gathering in the herewith mentioned public place. And you have to disperse within ten minutes otherwise you will be dispersed, please."

    As the crowd remained on the cathedral steps, police moved in with batons, Church dignitaries stood with the students and other protesters and vowed to stay there until they were arrested.

    Anti-Apartheid advocate Mrs. Helen Suzman was one of them.

    TRANSCERIPT: MRS SUZMAN: "Well, I intend to be as lawful as I possibly can, but I understand the police had said it was all right for the people to stand within the cathedral.... portals, or inside the cathedral, anyway. As long as that's lawful, I'll stay here."

    Initials ES. 1.35 ES. 2.00
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    Background: South African student leaders have pledged to continue their anti-Government demonstrations despite strict band brought into force by police after yesterday's (Monday) incidents in Cape Town.
    Police placed a ban on all demonstrations in Cape Town after 33 people, including three churchmen, were arrested outside Cape Town's St. George Cathedral.
    Violence began after a crowd of nearly 7,000 gathered to protest against what they termed police brutality.
    Police warned the crowd to either leave the cathedral steps or be dispersed.
    SYNOPSIS: Saint George's Cathedral, in South Africa's capital of Cape Town, was the scene of Violence on Monday when protesters refused to disperse on police orders.
    Anti-Apartheid advocate, Mrs. Helen Suzman, was asked her reaction: The incident began after a crowd of nearly 7,000 gathered to protest at what they claimed had been ??? in ??? demonstrations.
    But the demonstrators stood their ground. The police moved in, and batons were used as opposition from the protesters grow.
    Thirty-three people, including three churchmen, were arrested during the ensuing action.
    The demonstration was followed by an immediate ban on all demonstrations in Cape Town by the South African Government. But student leader have Pledged to continue their anti-Government protest, despite the bans.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA55XJVPEWTQ4NO1AX0YVGBVZOT
    Media URN:
    VLVA55XJVPEWTQ4NO1AX0YVGBVZOT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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