• Short Summary

    STUDENTS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) HELD AN ON-CAMPUS DEMONSTRATION IN JOHANNESBURG PROTESTING ALLEGED GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE IN ACADEMIC AFFAIRS WHILE CABINET MINISTERS WARNED OF A CRACKDOWN ON STUDENT UNREST SWEEPING THE COUNTRY.

  • Description

    STUDENTS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) HELD AN ON-CAMPUS DEMONSTRATION IN JOHANNESBURG PROTESTING ALLEGED GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE IN ACADEMIC AFFAIRS WHILE CABINET MINISTERS WARNED OF A CRACKDOWN ON STUDENT UNREST SWEEPING THE COUNTRY.

    THE DEMONSTRATION WAS HELD AT WITWATERSRAND UNIVERSITY AFTER THE JOHANNESBURG MUNICIPALITY REFUSED THE STUDENTS PERMISSION TO STAGE STREET PROTEST OPPOSING THE SUSPENSION OF SOME 200 STUDENTS FROM THE AFRICAN-ONLY UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE IN THE EASTERN CAPE.

    THE AFRICANS WERE SUSPENDED LAST WEEK AFTER REFUSING TO END A SIT-IN.

    NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF DEMONSTRATORS WERE TAKEN BY POLICE AT THE WITWATERSRAND PROTEST AND PLACARDS WERE TAKEN AWAY. THE POLICE ASKED THE STUDENTS TO DISPERSE.

    ALMOST AT THE SAME TIME, POLICE MINISTER LOURENS MULLER REITERATED AN EARLIER WARNING BY PRIME MINISTER JOHN VORSTER THAT STEPS WOULD BE TAKEN AGAINST THE YOUNG PROTESTORS IF NECESSARY.

    EARLIER YESTERDAY, THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED THE APPOINTMENT OF A JUDICIAL ENQUIRY INTO SOUTH AFRICA'S WHITE UNIVERSITIES.

    THE FORT HARE SUSPENSIONS HAVE INCREASED STUDENT UNREST -- SMOULDERING SINCE LAST MONTH'S GOVERNMENT VETO OF THE APPOINTMENT OF AN AFRICAN TO CAPE TOWN UNIVERSITY'S LECTURING STAFF.

    THOSE PICKETING ON THE WITWATERSRAND CAMPUS YESTERDAY BORE PLACARDS READING "ARE YOU TRYING TO BLEED SOUTH AFRICA WHITE?" AND "FORT HARE ANOTHER HUNGARY".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAOQ0IPY6SKTL1SBP1G4D145ID
    Media URN:
    VLVAOQ0IPY6SKTL1SBP1G4D145ID
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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