A one hour protest meeting over the deportation of Dr Ambrose Reeves, Bishop of Johannesburg, took place on the steps of the Johannesburg City Hall, Sept 19.
TGV Crowd outside City Hall
CU Margaret Mitchell addresses crowd
LV Nun on balcony
SV Police photographer
CU African Salvation Army officer
STV Progressive Party Literature distributed
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Background: A one hour protest meeting over the deportation of Dr Ambrose Reeves, Bishop of Johannesburg, took place on the steps of the Johannesburg City Hall, Sept 19. Organized by the South African Progressive Party, the meeting drew a crowd of about 4,000 Africans and Europeans. While speakers addressed the crowd men of the special police branch took photographers for their records.
One of the main speakers was Father Sidebotham, who has been requested by Bishop Reeves to look after the diocese. Another speaker was City Councillor Margaret Mitchell. The police made a request to the city Council to ban the meeting on the grounds that it would cause an outbreak of violence from the Africans. However there were no incidents and the police stock apart from the crowd watching.
Several members of the Progressive Party addressed the demonstrators and party literature was handed out. Some of the speakers made use of the demonstration to get in a few words against the Nationalist Government's proposed republic.