• Short Summary

    In Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, Africans belonging to the National Democratic party started, June 2, their won "Freedom Riders" campaign against racial segregation.

  • Description

    In Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, Africans belonging to the National Democratic party started, June 2, their won "Freedom Riders" campaign against racial segregation.

    Their first target - this cafe used by Europeans. They asked for cakes and drinks and were served - but without any drink. They refused to leave until evicted by the police at the cafe proprietor's request. The next target - a town bus normally used by Europeans. The duty bus inspector here made no move to prevent them from boarding the bus. somewhat to their surprise - our cameraman reported - he, told them to 'hurry up, please.' The "Freedom Riders" rode several rides without incident.

    Another target - one of Salisbury's newest hotels. They were refused service and told to leave. Each time the police called to evict them - in bars, restaurants, and hairdressers' shops. And each time they left without incident - like their counterparts in the Southern of America.

    Each day, they plan to test the segregation rules. Many of which are unwritten - but lie deep as traditional custom between White and African citizens.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACUUL3D7JHKU8B9YVTY2GVRFLB
    Media URN:
    VLVACUUL3D7JHKU8B9YVTY2GVRFLB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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