• Short Summary

    Seven anti-Apartheid demonstrators, including two former political prisoners in Sough Africa, began a 24-hour fast in London's Whitehall administrative district on Saturday (18 July).

  • Description

    Seven anti-Apartheid demonstrators, including two former political prisoners in Sough Africa, began a 24-hour fast in London's Whitehall administrative district on Saturday (18 July). The fast will finish on Sunday (19 July) afternoon when another demonstration -- against a resumption of arms sales to South Africa -- is due to begin.

    The two former political prisoners are Mr Wilfrid Brutus, 44, and 22-year-old John Schlapobersky. Mr Brutus was imprisoned on South Africa's Robben Island for expressing opposition to the regime.

    Mr Schlapobersky. now a university student in Britain, claims he was confined for two months last year under the Terrorist Act and released on condition he was deported.

    Two well-known anti-apartheid figures are expected to be present at Sunday's demonstration: the Anglican Bishop of Stepney, Dr Trevor Huddleston, and Lord Spoer, a Methodist Church leader.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACEISR22TFWKUPETXDSTXZ5IZ
    Media URN:
    VLVACEISR22TFWKUPETXDSTXZ5IZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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