• Short Summary

    Demonstrators representing anti-apartheid movement gathered in Wellington, New Zealand on Saturday (8 May) to protest at the All Black rugby team's planned tour of South Africa.

  • Description

    Demonstrators representing anti-apartheid movement gathered in Wellington, New Zealand on Saturday (8 May) to protest at the All Black rugby team's planned tour of South Africa.

    The demonstration involved about 100 people at Athletic Park, where the trials for a team to play Ireland in an international on 5 June was underway. The trials also gave selectors a chance to see the talent which would be available to tour South Africa.

    It's planned that the All Blacks will play a series of game in South Africa, beginning on 30 June. The government's decision to retain sporting contacts with the country has caused world-wide controversy.

    It has also threatened some events at this year's Olympic Games in Montreal. The Supreme Council for Sport in Africa has said black African athletes will not compte alongside New Zealanders at Montreal if the tour goes ahead.

    A black Rhodesian student living in New Zealand, Alexis Mwedisi, has said it's crucial that the country realists the consequences of the tour. He said it would set back the efforts of those people trying to get non-racial sport in South Africa.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABO36RVA3OO1CR1KEJ4NFHMN41
    Media URN:
    VLVABO36RVA3OO1CR1KEJ4NFHMN41
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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