• Short Summary

    Demonstrators marched through the Ghana capital, Accra, on Thursday (21 March) to mark the 14th anniversary of the Sharpeville shootings in South Africa. 69 Africans were shot dead and 180 wounded when police opened fire on a crowd demonstrating against South Africa's Pass Laws.

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    Demonstrators marched through the Ghana capital, Accra, on Thursday (21 March) to mark the 14th anniversary of the Sharpeville shootings in South Africa. 69 Africans were shot dead and 180 wounded when police opened fire on a crowd demonstrating against South Africa's Pass Laws.

    Thursday's march was part of a week of activities to commemorate the anniversary. They included film shows and lectures.

    On Thursday a special Radio Ghana commentary called on western industrialised nations to end investment in South Africa.

    The commentary added that those who could bring down the regime in South Africa were those whose money provided the revenue which perpetuated apartheid.

    Petitions from the Ghana National Committee on Apartheid were handed in at various embassies, including the United States embassy and the British High Commission. The petitions called on the Government's concerned to "desist from supporting racism in South Africa."
    The petitions said that economic and other links with South Africa were "a positive encouragement for a 3.7 million white minority to hold down and deny 18 million blacks their basic and elementary human rights."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAQ3YBTDN2AHHPGF9IEBO57AT2
    Media URN:
    VLVAAQ3YBTDN2AHHPGF9IEBO57AT2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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