• Short Summary

    The anti-apartheid rioting by coloured - mixed race - demonstrators in the South African city of Cape Town spread to white suburbs on Thursday (9 September).

  • Description

    The anti-apartheid rioting by coloured - mixed race - demonstrators in the South African city of Cape Town spread to white suburbs on Thursday (9 September). The rioting followed a night of violence during which nine people died according to unofficial reports.

    SYNOPSIS: Police armed with automatic rifles lined the streets in one of the city's suburbs. It was the first demonstration in a white area of Cape Town. Police said five people were killed and 12 wounded in the overnight fighting, but unofficial reports put the death toll at nine, including an eight-year-old boy. The violence mainly pitted coloured youths, hurling stones and bottles, against riot police who were armed with rifle and machine pistols. Residents said some of those shot were looters after shop windows were smashed in the white suburb of Retreat. And there are few sings of an end to the week-long violence.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAGV8A8T5UFFIE668F9PS0QIL2
    Media URN:
    VLVAGV8A8T5UFFIE668F9PS0QIL2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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