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    ABOUT 200 WHITE-COATED MEDIAL STUDENTS OF THE JOHANNESBURG MEDICAL SCHOOL MARCHED THROUGH THE SOUTH AFRICAN CITY AT LUNCH-TIME APRIL 12.

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    ABOUT 200 WHITE-COATED MEDIAL STUDENTS OF THE JOHANNESBURG MEDICAL SCHOOL MARCHED THROUGH THE SOUTH AFRICAN CITY AT LUNCH-TIME APRIL 12. IN PROTEST AGAINST THE LACK OF A CANTEEN AND COMMON ROOM IN THE PLANNED NEW SCHOOL BUILDING.

    BEFORE THE MARCH THEY FORMED UP OUTSIDE THE MEDICAL SCHOOL AND SAT DOWN IN THE ROAD FOR FIFTEEN MINUTES IN AN ATTEMPT TO ATTRACT THE ATTENTION OF SCHOOL OFFICIALS. TRAFFIC CAME TO A STANDSTILL AS THE STUDENTS MARCHED ARM IN ARM, AIRING THEIR GRIEVANCES IN SPEECH AND SONG. ON ARRIVAL BACK AT THE SCHOOL AFTER THEIR MARCH, THEY WERE GIVEN AN ASSURANCE BY THE DEAN THAT HE WOULD CONSIDER THEIR COMPLAINT.

    THEY STOOD IN SILENCE FOR ONE MINUTE FOR THE "PASSING OF OUR OLD CANTEEN", WHICH WAS PART OF THE BUILDING BEING DEMOLISHED TO MADE ROOM FOR THE NEW BUILDING. "WE HAVE TO EAT IN LOCAL RESTAURANTS," COMPLAINED ONE STUDENT, "AND IF WE BRING SANDWICHES THE ONLY PLACE TO EAT THEM IS IN THE STREET." LAST YEAR 580 OF THE SCHOOL'S 600 STUDENTS SIGNED A PETITION PROTESTING AGAINST THE LACK OF FACILITIES. THEIR INTENTION IS TO CONTINUE PROTESTING UNTIL THE AUTHORITIES PROVIDE THE DEMANDED AMENITIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6V0JFC7LIW4BT532H0RQAF1IT
    Media URN:
    VLVA6V0JFC7LIW4BT532H0RQAF1IT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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