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.
GV Africans en route to Nkrumah Square carrying rifles and sticks.
CU Newspaper headlines 'Ghana Launches Big Boycott against South Africa.'
SV AND CU..Newspaper headlines 'Ghana wages war on South Africa race hatred.'
SV Africans fire rifles.
SV Group of Africans with rifles.
CU African fires rifle.
SV Two Africans pass crowd, fire rifles.
SV African drummer leads demonstrators to Nkrumah Square.
SV Africans en route to square.
LV Crowds gathered in Nkrumah circle.
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: 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.