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    Demonstrators have been picketing an international women's tennis tournament in the United States in protest against Rhodesian and South African participation.

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    Demonstrators have been picketing an international women's tennis tournament in the United States in protest against Rhodesian and South African participation.

    SYNOPSIS: The Women's Federation Cup Tennis Competition is the world's premier event of its kind. But this year's 32-nation tournament has drawn strong protests from a group calling itself the 'Federation Cup Action Group for Justice in Southern Africa'. Among the competitors are white players from South Africa and Rhodesia, representing their countries.

    The demonstrators went into action on the opening day of the tournament on Sunday (August 22). Among the targets for their protests was the giant multi-national Colgate-Palmolive group, sponsors of the tournament. The company operates extensively throughout South Africa, and is a major employer of cheap black labour.

    Leaflets were given out to passers-by and spectators, asking them to write protest letters to Mrs. Betty Ford, wife of President Gerald Ford. She is honourary chairman of this year's tournament. Other protests were directed at the State University, which is hosting the Rhodesia-Belgium match.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE8L7QMWS08V92PE9R1T4DIE8
    Media URN:
    VLVAE8L7QMWS08V92PE9R1T4DIE8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
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    N/A

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