• Short Summary

    EXTREME RIGHT-WINGERS CLASHED WITH ANTI-APARTHEID MARCHERS IN CENTRAL LONDON TODAY (MONDAY) IN VIOLENT CLIMAX TO A FOUR-DAY PROTEST AGAINST RACE SEGREGATION POLICIES IN SOUTH AFRICA.

  • Description


    MARCHERS APPROACHING TRAFALGAR SQUARE; KITSON'S SON; MARCHERS WITH BANNERS; COUNTER DEMONSTRATORS; MR OLIVER TAMBO SPEAKS (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: MR OLIVER TAMBO: "THERE IS ENOUGH TO SHOW THAT THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD, EVEN THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY, CERTAINLY THE PEOPLE OF AFRICA AND ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA AND THEIR GOOD SUPPORTERS HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF APARTHEID, HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THE RACISTS. THEY HAD ENOUGH OF THE OPPRESSORS. THE INITIATIVE TAKEN BY THE STUDENTS OF RUSKIN COLLEGE COINCIDES WITH AN INITIATIVE TAKEN BY THE LEADERS OF AFRICA SEVERAL YEARS AGO."




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    Background: EXTREME RIGHT-WINGERS CLASHED WITH ANTI-APARTHEID MARCHERS IN CENTRAL LONDON TODAY (MONDAY) IN VIOLENT CLIMAX TO A FOUR-DAY PROTEST AGAINST RACE SEGREGATION POLICIES IN SOUTH AFRICA. DEMONSTRATORS WERE DEMANDING THE RELEASE FROM JAIL OF MR DAVID KITSON.

    MR KITSON, A FORMER DRAUGHTSMEN'S UNION OFFICIAL, IS SERVING A 20-YEAR SENTENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA FOR OPPOSING APARTHEID.

    AT THE HEAD OF THE DEMONSTRATORS TODAY WAS MR KITSON'S 12-YEAR-OLD SON AND STUDENTS FROM RUSKIN COLLEGE, OXFORD, WHERE MR KITSON STUDIED.

    ABOUT ONE HUNDRED SUPPORTERS OF THE NATIONAL FRONT POSITIONED THEMSELVES IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE FOR A COUNTER-DEMONSTRATION A FEW MINUTES BEFORE THE RUSKIN GROUP ARRIVED.

    FIGHTING BROKE OUT AS POLICE STRUGGLED TO KEEP THE TWO GROUPS APART.

    ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL SPEAKERS AT THE PROTEST RALLY WAS THE ACTING PRESIDENT OF THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS, MR OLIVER TAMBO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB877HN3E31DN5J1LYC67JFAJY
    Media URN:
    VLVAB877HN3E31DN5J1LYC67JFAJY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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