• Short Summary

    THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE IN SALISBURY, THE RHODESIAN CAPITAL, HAS BEEN CLOSED FOLLOWING THE DETENTION AND RESTRICTION OF EIGHTEEN LECTURERS AND STUDENTS BY THE ILLEGAL REGIME OF MR IAN SMITH.

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    GV PAN.. STUDENTS WALKING ACROSS CAMPUS
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    2.
    SV STUDENTS WALKING TOWARDS CAMERA
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    3.
    SV WHITE STUDENT SPEAKING SOF...
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    4.
    CU AFRICAN STUDENT SPEAKING SOF...
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    TRANSCRIPT:



    WHITE STUDENT: "I MYSELF PERSONALLY DO SUPPORT THIS GOVERNMENT AND I THINK THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF TROUBLE ON THE CAMPUS AND I DON'T THINK YOU CAN PIN IT DOWN TO ANY SPECIFIC GROUP. IT COULD BE LECTURERS, IT COULD BE EUROPEAN STUDENTS, BUT CERTAINLY I THINK THE GOVERNMENT IS DISSATISFIED WITH THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING ON THE CAMPUS. I THINK THAT BY CLEARING UP WHAT, YOU MIGHT SAY, TROUBLE SPOTS THAT THE TROUBLE MIGHT BE HELPED TO BE CLEARED UP."



    REPORTER: "DO YOU THINK THAT CLOSING THE UNIVERSITY WAS A WISE MOVE?"



    STUDENT: "FOR THE MOMENT, YES, PROVIDED THE CLOSURE IS ONLY TEMPORARY. FEELINGS ARE RUNNING VERY HIGH AND IF IT HADN'T BEEN CLOSED THINGS MIGHT HAVE GOT A LOT WORSE AND THINGS MIGHT HAVE BEEN CLOSED DOWN COMPLETELY. AS IT IS NOW, WITH THIS TEMPORARY SORTED OUT AND WE WON'T LOSE TOO MUCH TIME."



    REPORTER: "DO YOU THINK THE SUSPENSION OF COLLEGE STUDENTS WAS JUSTIFIED ?"



    AFRICAN STUDENT: "I DON'T THINK IT WAS JUSTIFIED. I THINK IT WAS MONSTROUSLY UNJUST. I SAY SO BECAUSE THEIR SUSPENSION WAS BROUGHT ABOUT BY ARBITRARY EVIDENCE. FOR INSTANCE, SOME OF THE STUDENTS, OR ONE OF THE STUDENTS AT LEAST, WHO WAS INCLUDED IN THE SUSPENSION LIST, WAS NOT EVEN PRESENT AT THE DEMONSTRATION, SO THIS SHOWS THE ARBITRARINESS OF THE AUTHORITIES IN HANDLING THE SITUATION, AND MOREOVER, IT WAS ONE-SIDED. AFTER ALL, THE CRISIS, OR THE FIGHTING, TOOK PLACE WHEN EUROPEAN AND COLOURED DEMONSTRATORS CAME IN CONFLICT WITH THE AFRICAN STUDENTS, BUT THEN IN THE SUSPENSION THE EUROPEAN STUDENTS WERE NOT EVEN INCLUDED, AND I THINK,. OF THE AIM OF THE AUTHORITIES WAS TO RECTIFY THE WRONG THING, OF THE MISBEHAVIOR, THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE SO IRRESPECTIVE OF RACE OR COLOUR."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE IN SALISBURY, THE RHODESIAN CAPITAL, HAS BEEN CLOSED FOLLOWING THE DETENTION AND RESTRICTION OF EIGHTEEN LECTURERS AND STUDENTS BY THE ILLEGAL REGIME OF MR IAN SMITH.

    THE RESTRICTIONS AND DETENTIONS WITHOUT TRIAL FOLLOWED ANTI-SMITH DEMONSTRATIONS ON THE CAMPUS, WHICH HAS BEEN A CENTRE OF UNREST SINCE MR SMITH SEIZED INDEPENDENCE FROM BRITAIN LAST NOVEMBER.

    TWO STUDENTS NOT ARRESTED BY THE RHODESIAN POLICE COMMENTED ON THE CLOSING OF THE COLLEGE. FIRST, A WHITE SUPPORTER OF THE REGIME:
    THEN AN AFRICAN STUDENT WHO OPPOSED MR SMITH...

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    Film ID:
    VLVAALCS97W263HSHWZB3JLPNT11W
    Media URN:
    VLVAALCS97W263HSHWZB3JLPNT11W
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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