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    A few placard-bearing demonstrators, protesting against the South African government policy of racial segregation, waited outside the Parks, Oxford, where the University were expected to begin the first day's play against the South African cricket touring team, May 11.

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    A few placard-bearing demonstrators, protesting against the South African government policy of racial segregation, waited outside the Parks, Oxford, where the University were expected to begin the first day's play against the South African cricket touring team, May 11.

    Play was scheduled to start at 11.30 a.m., but rain fell, and no cricketers appeared. The demonstrators moved off, leaving two policemen sole witnesses of the intended demonstration.

    At a higher level, 56 senior members of the University, including Lecturers and Professors have registered protest. A letter to the Oxford University Cricket Club secretary regretted the University's decision to meet the South Africans. One signatory said: "The South African table tennis authorities have forced the government to allow a multi-racial team. Why can't the same thing be done for cricket?" Another added: "I don't quarrel with the individual cricketers, but with the policies of the association they represent."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA88YHF46XULAYJ0I75JVOSTA43
    Media URN:
    VLVA88YHF46XULAYJ0I75JVOSTA43
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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