• Short Summary

    WHITE AND AFRICAN POLICE USED DOGS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) TO BREAK UP AN ANTI-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATION BY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF RHODESIA STUDENTS OUTSIDE THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO PARLIAMENT IN THE CENTRE OF SALISBURY.

  • Description

    WHITE AND AFRICAN POLICE USED DOGS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) TO BREAK UP AN ANTI-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATION BY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF RHODESIA STUDENTS OUTSIDE THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO PARLIAMENT IN THE CENTRE OF SALISBURY. EIGHT STUDENTS WERE DETAINED BY POLICE FOR POSSIBLE LATER CHARGES.

    DESPITE MINOR SCUFFLES BETWEEN POLICE AND STUDENTS, INCLUDING MINI-SKIRTED WHITE GIRLS AND SARI-CLAD INDIANS, THERE WERE NO SERIOUS INJURIES.

    THE STUDENTS WERE PROTESTING AGAINST AN ORDER SERVED ON THURSDAY (10 AUGUST) ON ONE OF THEIR LEADERS, MIKE HOLMAN, RESTRICTING HIM TO HIS HOME TOWN OF GWELO 170 MILES (280 KMS) SOUTHWEST OF SALISBURY.

    POLICE MOVED IN WITH DOGS AFTER WATCHING THE STUDENTS BEARING PLACARDS SAYING "DOWN WITH FACISM" AND "RELEASE HOLMAN" GATHER AROUND PARLIAMENT WHERE MEMBERS WERE ARRIVING FOR THE MORNING SESSION.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS, ABOUT ONE THIRD WHITE, WERE DEFYING A BAN ON GATHERING OF THIS TYPE, IN EFFECT SINCE SHORTLY BEFORE THE 1965 UNILATERAL DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE IN RHODESIA.

    RHODESIAN LEADER IAN SMITH WAS OUT OF TOWN VISITING THE COUNTRY'S SECOND CITY, BULAWAYO, AND MISSED THE FIRST MAJOR DEMONSTRATION AGAINST HIS GOVERNMENT IN A YEAR.

    HOLMAN WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY OF CONTEMPT OF COURT BY A LOCAL MAGISTRATES COURT YESTERDAY. HE WAS CHARGED FOLLOWING THE PUBLICATION OF A POEM IN A MAGAZINE HE EDITED. BUT THE RESTRICTION ORDER STILL STANDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE7KLEGFODZB06RBNYXWHEVUQZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAE7KLEGFODZB06RBNYXWHEVUQZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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