• Short Summary

    Demonstrators gathered in Salisbury's main square yesterday (Thursday) protesting against the hanging of three convicted African murderers on Wednesday (6 Mar).

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    Demonstrators gathered in Salisbury's main square yesterday (Thursday) protesting against the hanging of three convicted African murderers on Wednesday (6 Mar).

    The demonstrators -- gathering in relays--stood amid bouquets of flowers and wreaths just opposite parliament house.

    They carried placards saying "In memory of Rhodesian humanity" and I "In memory of Rhodesian statesmanship".

    The demonstrators gathered in twos and threes because public meetings of more than three people in the street at the same time are banned.

    The demonstration started in the early morning as people were going to work. The demonstrators took turns each of an hour and a half, each team being relieved by another. They were watched by crowds of Africans and Europeans.

    One demonstrators said: "This is a mourning gesture--not on behalf of the executed men--but in the name of humanity."
    Later in the day there was a brief incident during which a water hose was turned on the demonstrators and their placards torn up.

    Today (Friday) the Rhodesian government was reported to be preparing to go ahead with a new series of execution.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9LAQGYPU24AVGZC8IONQVZ4OE
    Media URN:
    VLVA9LAQGYPU24AVGZC8IONQVZ4OE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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