London students held a rally outside South Africa House today (Friday June 9) in support of student demonstrations in South Africa during the past week.
London students held a rally outside South Africa House today (Friday June 9) in support of student demonstrations in South Africa during the past week. Shouting anti-apartheid slogans, they attempted to send a protest letter into the Embassy, but this was refused at the door.
Among the demonstrators was the President of the National Union of Students, Digby Jacks, and a parson, the Reverend Bromerly, who tried to hand in the protest note. A transcript of Bromerly's statement is included in the shotlist.
SYNOPSIS: Students in London demonstrated outside South Africa House on Friday in support of the anti-apartheid demonstrations in South Africa this week. They also called for the ousting of South African Prime Minister Mr. John Vorster.
Leaflets distributed by the students said they were protesting at the use of the force against the peaceful student demonstrations in South Africa, and against apartheid laws which carried severe penalties for any attempts to either criticise them or demonstrate against them. The President of the Students' Union, Mr. Digby Jacks, attempted to deliver a protest letter for the Ambassador, but he and a parson were turned away.
The demonstration lasted an hour, and broke up without further incidents.