• Short Summary

    The Reverend David Russel, an Anglican priest banned from preaching and placed under house arrest by the South African government for his outspoken comments supporting Blacks rights, says Blacks in South Africa face a legitimate struggle against a racist regime.

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    The Reverend David Russel, an Anglican priest banned from preaching and placed under house arrest by the South African government for his outspoken comments supporting Blacks rights, says Blacks in South Africa face a legitimate struggle against a racist regime. Mr. Russel made the remark in an interview on Sunday (16 December) only two weeks after he caused a sensation when he arrived for the opening of the Anglican Synod in Grahamstown in open defiance of the government's restriction orders.

    SYNOPSIS: The five year ban, imposed in October 1977 during a government crackdown on anti-apartheid protest, confines Mr. Russel to his local magisterial district of Wynberg and bars him from attending gatherings. He must also stay at home after 6 p.m. and at weekends.

    Mr. Russel first drew attention to the plight of thousands of black Africans by living on their small monthly allowance of 6-dollars -50. For his defiant stance he is to appear in court in January, a summons which is expected to draw widespread protest. On Sunday, Mr. Russel explained his attitude.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7E6LCSZGTAV5ZC4T419CA9Y8D
    Media URN:
    VLVA7E6LCSZGTAV5ZC4T419CA9Y8D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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