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    TEMBISA TOWNSHIP, EAST RAND, SOUTH AFRICA

    South African police, cracking down on dissent after nationwide rioting in black townships, arrested a white student leader in a dawn raid.

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    1. GV Soldiers and police at road block, outskirts of Tembisa Township (3 shots) 0.16
    2. TRACKING SHOT Army vehicles on road 0.27
    3. GV Plain clothes police checking documents of blacks 0.30
    4. GV Armoured vehicles along roadside (2 shots) 0.37
    5. TRACKING SHOT Burned out building 0.43
    6. TRACKING SHOT Armoured vehicles on roadside (2 shots) 0.54
    7. TRACKING SHOT Army vehicles inside township, army tents 0.57
    8. GV Armoured personnel carrier 0.59
    9. TRACKING SHOT Military vehicles through Tembisa streets 1.03
    10. GV Two police cars 1.06
    11. GV/SVs INTERIOR Hall, confiscated goods with police in background (3 shots) 1.17
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    Background: TEMBISA TOWNSHIP, EAST RAND, SOUTH AFRICA

    South African police, cracking down on dissent after nationwide rioting in black townships, arrested a white student leader in a dawn raid. The 23-year-old Cape Town University student, Kate Philip, is president of the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS), and is the first white student leader to be detained after three months of unrest in which at least 165 people have died. Hundreds of South African police, supported by army units, swooped on Tembisa township in the East Rand on November 13 in what was described as a concentrated blitz on crime. A police spokesman said the swoop was aimed at rooting out people he described as "hooligans and thugs", said to be responsible for most of the recent stone-throwing, arson and looting in the township of about 250,000 inhabitants. The police action followed last week's 48-hour Transvaal general strike -- described as one of the most effective in recent years. It paralysed most factories and businesses in the country's industrial centre. The black population was protesting mainly against poor living conditions in their crowded townships. Police arrested several strike leaders but refused to confirm or deny reports that more than 1,000 people were detained.

    Source: SABC

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAEJXNTVFOB6BRKSGETAF5BTZG
    Media URN:
    VLVAAEJXNTVFOB6BRKSGETAF5BTZG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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