• Short Summary

    Africans in Accra, Ghana, fired old muzzle-loading firearms into the air at a mass rally to celebrate the Ghanaian Government's boycott of South African goods.

  • Description

    Africans in Accra, Ghana, fired old muzzle-loading firearms into the air at a mass rally to celebrate the Ghanaian Government's boycott of South African goods.

    The boycott in protest against apartheid in the Union included a ban on the entry or transit through Ghanaian territory of all South Africans except those declaring opposition to apartheid and racial discrimination.

    The Accra demonstrators massed in Nkrumah Square - named after the President of the Republic - to discharge their firearms, beat drums and publicise their support of the boycott with banners.

    The Foreign Minister announced all sea and air ports would be closed to South African ships or aircrafts from August 1. The Government claimed the boycott and ban was believed to be the most complete anti-South Africa measure taken by any government.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9CJVTD91V0Z1FP0XS6KOD190Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA9CJVTD91V0Z1FP0XS6KOD190Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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