• Short Summary

    THE MULTI-RACIAL NATIONAL UNION OF SOUTH AFRICAN STUDENTS (NUSAS) HAS BEEN RECEIVING MESSAGES OF SUPPORT FROM UNIVERSITIES AND STUDENTS ORGANISATIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD FOLOWING THE SOUTH'GOVERNMENT'S ORDER BANNING THE NUSAS PRESIDENT, MR.

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    THE MULTI-RACIAL NATIONAL UNION OF SOUTH AFRICAN STUDENTS (NUSAS) HAS BEEN RECEIVING MESSAGES OF SUPPORT FROM UNIVERSITIES AND STUDENTS ORGANISATIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD FOLOWING THE SOUTH'GOVERNMENT'S ORDER BANNING THE NUSAS PRESIDENT, MR. IAN ROBERTSON, FROM HOLDING OFFICE. DEMONSTRATIONS OF STUDENTS SUPPORT FOR MR.

    THE MARCH WAS THE BIGGEST ANTI-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATION SEEN IN JOHANNESBURG FOR YEARS. THE STUDENTS GATHERED AT WITWATERSRAND UNIVERSITY, JOHANNESBURG, WITH BANNERS BEARING SUCH SLOGANS AS "REVOKE BAN ON ROBERTSON", "WE SHALL NOT SUBMIT TO TYRANNY," AND "THEY CAN'T BAN OUR MINDS."
    THE STUDENTS MARCHED IN A SILENT COLUMN WHICH STRETCHED FOR ABOUT A MILE AND A HALF (ABOUT 2 KMS) THROUGH THE STREETS OF JOHANNESBURG, BRINGING TRAFFIC VIRTUALLY TO A STAND-STILL FOR TWO HOURS. AS THE COLUMN MOVE ALONG SILENTLY, A FEW WHITE BYSTANDERS SHOUTED ABUSE AT THE STUDENTS, WHO DISPERSED AS SOON AS THEY REACHED THE JOHANNESBURG CITY HALL.

    (THE 21-YEAR-OLD MR. ROBERTSON WAS BANNED UNDER SOUTH AFRICA'S SUPPRESSION OF COMMUNISM ACT. THE GOVERNMENT GAVE AND REASON FOR THE BAN, BUT IT FOLLOWED MR. ROBERTSON'S INVITATION TO SENATOR ROBERT KENNEDY OF THE UNITED STATES, WELL-KNOWN FOR HIS LIBERAL VIEWS, TO VISIT SOUTH AFRICA.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6FPC5JHH22HFHVGDMF5VRW2VJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6FPC5JHH22HFHVGDMF5VRW2VJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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