Pickets assembled outside the White House, Washington, March 28, to protest to visiting British Premier Macmillan against South Africa's racial policies.
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Background: Pickets assembled outside the White House, Washington, March 28, to protest to visiting British Premier Macmillan against South Africa's racial policies. But the pickets missed Mr. Macmillan by five minutes, arriving after he had left by helicopter for President Eisenhower's retreat at Camp David, for talks on Russia's nuclear test ban offer.
There have been world-wide protests over the shooting of hundreds of Africans on Mar 21 by South African police. Several dozen Africans died, and over one hundred were wounded during a demonstration against South Africa's pass-book laws which decreed every African should carry a special identity card at all times. There were similar demonstrations and violence recently when the Government decided to include women under this law. For the moment, since the shooting, the law has been suspended.
Premier Macmillan, who arrived by sir in Washington Mar 26, is expected to be in conference with President Eisenhower for two or three days.