• Short Summary

    In Cape Town May 31 - as Premier Dr. Verwoerd was making his Union Day?

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    1.
    GTV procession through street
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    2.
    TV ditto led by Archbishop of Cape Town
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    3.
    GV ditto
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    4.
    LV procession nears city hall
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    5.
    SV people on procession
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    6.
    GV long procession
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    7.
    SV sign "fifty years of Union" PAN to statues on building
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    8.
    GV mass crowd gathered at meeting
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    9.
    CU Mrs. Joyce Newton, Mayor of Cape Town
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    10.
    LV spectators
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    GV PAN overflow from meeting
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    12.
    SV & CU speaker
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    13.
    SV the Rev. Joost de Blank
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    14.
    GV crowd dispersing quietly
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    (Editors: see prod. no 3606/60 Verwoerd speaks at Bloemfontein)

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Cape Town May 31 - as Premier Dr. Verwoerd was making his Union Day speech at Bloemfontein - opponents of his polices staged a big protest. Over three thousand of them - of all races and callings - marched in a great demonstration against apartheid.

    Thousands of people lined the route and many of them - Africans, Cape Coloured and Whites - joined in. In fact, the numbers were greater than the organizers had expected, and large crowds had to stay outside the hall where speeches were mode.

    One of the leaders of the protest was the Archbishop of Cape Town, Dr. Jose de Blank, who said the day was not one for celebration but for shame and penitence.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABOULOD24YBXVUPO1BBNUD4XDK
    Media URN:
    VLVABOULOD24YBXVUPO1BBNUD4XDK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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