• Short Summary

    AFRICAN FREEDOM FIGHTERS COMMEMORATE THE SHARPEVILLE SHOOTINGS OF NINE YEARS AGO WITH A MASS RALLY ON FRIDAY IN DAR-ES-SALAAM, TANZANIA.

  • Description

    AFRICAN FREEDOM FIGHTERS COMMEMORATE THE SHARPEVILLE SHOOTINGS OF NINE YEARS AGO WITH A MASS RALLY ON FRIDAY IN DAR-ES-SALAAM, TANZANIA. THE RALLY WAS ORGANISED BY THE PAN-AFRICAN CONGRESS (PAC).

    HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO ATTENDED THE RALLY STOOD IN SILENCE IN MEMORY OF THE 69 AFRICANS SHOT DOWN BY SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE IN THE SHARPEVILLE MASSACRE OF 1960. THE AFRICANS WERE PROTESTING AGAINST FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT RESTRICTIONS WHEN THE POLICE FIRED ON THEM. A FURTHER 180 WERE WOUNDED.

    UNDER BANNERS PROCLAIMING "ONE MAN ONE RIFLE", AND "FREE SOBUKE", (THE P.A.C. PRESIDENT IMPRISONED IN SOUTH AFRICA) SPEAKERS APPEALED FOR A RE-DEDICATION TO THE FIGHT FOR RACIAL EQUALITY. THEY APPEALED TO WORLD LEADERS TO DENOUNCE SOUTH AFRICA'S APARTHEID POLICY.

    MD DAVID SIBOKO, THE FOREIGN AFFAIR SECRETARY OF P.A.C., ME LEBALLO, THE ACTING PRESIDENT OF P.A.C., AND ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE AFRICAN LIBERATION COMMITTEE, MR ADESOWA, WERE THE MAIN SPEAKERS.

    REPRESENTATIVES FROM EASTERN EUROPEAN AND AFRICAN COUNTRIES, AS WELL AS MEMBERS OF VARIOUS DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS ATTENDED THE RALLY AT ARNATOGALO HALL IN DAR-ES-SALAAM.

    A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY'S LIBERATION COMMITTEE SAID SOUTH AFRICA'S "ARMY OF TERROR" COULD WELL THREATEN ZAMBIA HE ADDED THAT THE COMMITTEE KNEW FROM GOOD SOURCES THAT WEST GERMAN SCIENTISTS, MOSTLY FORMER NAZIS, WERE HELPING SOUTH AFRICA IN SOPHISTICATED DEFENCE PROJECTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7CV8MICBZNHS6FF9588YTAUTW
    Media URN:
    VLVA7CV8MICBZNHS6FF9588YTAUTW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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