About two hundred African students at the University of Rhodesia stoned two cars belonging to White students and confiscated African workers' tools on Friday(3 August) in their second demonstration within seven days.
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Background: About two hundred African students at the University of Rhodesia stoned two cars belonging to White students and confiscated African workers' tools on Friday(3 August) in their second demonstration within seven days.
The first, the previous Friday, followed allegations by politicians of the ruling Rhodesian front Party that the campus was a centre of prostitution, trouble-making and filth.
The latest demonstration was over alleged racial discrimination on the campus and the wage levels paid to African domestic staff. A three-man delegation forced its way into the Principal's office in the main administration block and demanded that he address the students.
The Principal, Professor Robert Craig, refused and later said he would take disciplinary action although he gave no details of the action.
Police units were put on stand-by near the university but were not called in during the demonstration and white students also stood by passively.
The more militant African students ordered White sympathisers away, saying the demonstration was purely an African affair. The African student leaders also refused to speak to reporters and ordered photographers away from the meeting.
SYNOPSIS: African students at the University of Rhodesia in Salisbury staged their second demonstration within a week on Friday when they confiscated African workers tools which they described as symbols of White Oppression. The students also stoned two cars belonging to white students.
White students stood by passively during the demonstrations and police also took no action.
The African students' latest demonstration was over alleged racial discrimination at the University and also at the level of wages paid to African domestic staff.
They had demanded to see the Principal, Professor Robert Craig, but he refused and instead said he'd take disciplinary action. A week earlier the students had protested over allegations about conditions on the campus.