• Short Summary

    Police were called out to disperses a crowd of about 500 Africans outside the Magistrate's Court in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, Aug 22 where Michael Mawema, President of the National Democratic Party, was charged with running a prohibited organization and attempting to promote hostility between Africans and Europeans.

  • Description

    Police were called out to disperses a crowd of about 500 Africans outside the Magistrate's Court in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, Aug 22 where Michael Mawema, President of the National Democratic Party, was charged with running a prohibited organization and attempting to promote hostility between Africans and Europeans.

    Over 50 police were used to control the African demonstrators outside the court and keep the road clear. A riot squad stood by at headquarters in case the situation flared up. Several fights broke out and the police were forced to make three arrests.

    In court the Magistrate, St John Burton, said in view of the interest in the case and as the crowd was obstructing the flow of traffic, the trial would be held, Aug 23, at Inkomo Military Camp 30 miles outside the city. The crowd alleges that Mawema continued to take an interest in the banned African National Congress and submits that Congress work was continued in the National Democratic Party.

    An official of the NDP announced that as much transport as can be arranged will be on hand for Africans who wish to travel to Inkomo. He stated that the African people have a right to follow the case.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA69W59Z6X69LHXPTWXLYMGG64T
    Media URN:
    VLVA69W59Z6X69LHXPTWXLYMGG64T
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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