• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: In South African a schoolgirl died when she fell under a bus and at least ten people were injured in other incidents on Tuesday (16 June) as violence erupted during black commemorations of the 1976 Soweto riots.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Closed schools in Cape Town
    0.08

    2.
    SV PULL BACK TO GV Burning garbage in street and crowds of black youths
    0.13

    3.
    SCU & SV Policeman looking through binoculars at Lavender Hill suburb of Cape Town (2 shots)
    0.21

    4.
    SV Police checking vehicle at roadblock
    0.29

    5.
    GV ZOOM OUT Police behind roadblock watching crowds of blacks walking down road
    0.35

    6.
    GV Police stamping out burning rubbish in street (2 shots)
    0.46

    7.
    GV Police throwing tear gas grenade at crowd of youths
    0.56

    8.
    GV Crowds of black workers walking to station in Soweto (2 shots)
    1.09

    9.
    GV Black workers climbing aboard train
    1.12

    10.
    SV & CU Black people reading newspapers (2 shots)
    1.20

    11.
    SV Train pulling out of Soweto station
    1.28




    Initials BB



    EUROVISION SATELLITE TELERECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTRODUCTION: In South African a schoolgirl died when she fell under a bus and at least ten people were injured in other incidents on Tuesday (16 June) as violence erupted during black commemorations of the 1976 Soweto riots. The girl died in the Indian Ocean port of Durban when a bus accelerated to escape a stone-throwing crowd. But police spokesmen said the situation across the country was relatively quiet.

    SYNOPSIS: In Cape Town pupils at coloured (mixed race) school responded to a call by black activist groups for a two-day boycott of classes. In black and coloured neighbourhoods groups of youths built barricade but caused only minor damages. Throughout the country police were on the alert in anticipation of trouble. Both police and riot troops manned road blocks round Soweto and other black areas but there were few incidents, and by midday most of the roadblocks had been dismantled.

    Throughout the day more than 150 buses and several police vehicles were damaged in stone-throwing incidents. But the most serious clashes were in Soweto itself, where police used tear gas and hide whips to disperse crowds.

    Black workers in the country's major urban areas largely ignored calls to stay away from work. Early morning trains and buses took thousands of black commuters from Soweto to central Johannesburg. English language newspapers carried editorials urging that the day pass peacefully, and calling on the government to learn the lessons of 1976 and introduce racial reforms quickly. Commemoration of the anniversary is expected to continue for several days and church organisations have decreed a week of mourning.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7ZNSMQGGIHQU86VG3NKDSXX2R
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ZNSMQGGIHQU86VG3NKDSXX2R
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment