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    IN SOUTH AFRICA AS THE GUEST OF THE NATIONAL UNION OF STUDENTS IS SENATOR ROBERT KENNEDY OF NEW YORK.

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    IN SOUTH AFRICA AS THE GUEST OF THE NATIONAL UNION OF STUDENTS IS SENATOR ROBERT KENNEDY OF NEW YORK. AT JOHANNESBURG AIRPORT, THEY GAVE HIM A NOISY WARM WELCOME. THERE WAS SOME HECKLING TOO.

    DURING HIS VISIT, HE WILL SPEAK ABOUT ACADEMIC FREEDOM AT THE UNIVERSITIES OF CAPE TOWN, NATAL, WITWATERSRAND, AND STELLENBOSCH. THE STUDENTS' UNION REPRESENTS ALMOST 100 PERCENT. OF ENGLISH-SPEAKING STUDENTS IN THE COUNTRY. THE SENATOR'S HOST WAS TO HAVE BEEN THE UNION PRESIDENT, BUT HE IS UNABLE TO BE, BECAUSE OF HIS BANNING AND RESTRICTION UNDER THE SUPPRESSION OF COMMUNISM ACT.

    A FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY-GENERAL, SENATOR KENNEDY, SAID THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT HAD TURNED DOWN TWO REQUESTS FROM HIM TO MEET GOVERNMENT MINISTERS DURING HIS FOUR-DAY VISIT.

    TWO-THOUSAND STUDENTS WENT TO JOHANNESBURG AIRPORT TO SEE HIM ARRIVE. HECKLERS TRIED TO DROWN THE CHEERS WITH BOOS. HIS SUPPORTERS CARRIED HIM SHOULDER-HIGH TO A ROSTRUM SET UP OUTSIDE THE AIRPORT BUILDING. IT WAS SEVERAL MINUTES BEFORE HE COULD MAKE HIMSELF HEARD:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9HCDJ6OWRLB3QNH2Q9CBEB1NR
    Media URN:
    VLVA9HCDJ6OWRLB3QNH2Q9CBEB1NR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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