• Short Summary

    Crowds massed outside South Africa House, Trafalgar Square, London, for the third successive day, Mar 24, demonstrating against South African shooting incidents which cost over 70 lives.

  • Description

    Crowds massed outside South Africa House, Trafalgar Square, London, for the third successive day, Mar 24, demonstrating against South African shooting incidents which cost over 70 lives.

    Many demonstrators squatted outside South Africa House, and had to be hauled away by police. Few offered resistance; technique was to become "dead weight" - very awkward to handle. Eventually, police cleared all pavement outside South Africa House, and cordoned it off.

    When a crowd moved to the steps of St. Martin's Church - also in Trafalgar Square - police again dispersed them. Those who protested they were not creating an obstruction or using insulting language were reminded of an old statute; no gathering is permitted within a mile of the House of Commons when it is in session. Fifty people were removed, and later thirty were charged. Twenty-five people were in court today, as a result of Mar 23 disturbances, including two members of the British Guiana's delegation in London for constitutional talks. Twenty-two had their cases adjourned.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD7GLE6S4MTVJ7TR3UDBWYE9JU
    Media URN:
    VLVAD7GLE6S4MTVJ7TR3UDBWYE9JU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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