• Short Summary

    There was a mass rally to commemorate South Africa's 1960 Sharpeville Massacre in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, on Friday (19 March).

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    There was a mass rally to commemorate South Africa's 1960 Sharpeville Massacre in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, on Friday (19 March).

    Sixteen years ago 69 black African were shot dead and another 180 wounded as they attended a demonstration to protest against South Africa's apartheid laws in Sharpeville.

    General Secretary of the Maritime and Dockworkers' Union and chairman of the Trade Union Committees anti-apartheid committee, Mr. J.R. Baiden, addressed the rally.

    He said that he was proud Ghana had always been in the vanguard of the liberation struggle and extended to liberation movements everywhere the overwhelming support and solidarity of the workers and people of Ghana.

    No matter what form it took apartheid constituted a danger to peace and a barrier to social advancement, he said, and should be eliminated wherever it raised its ugly head.

    Friday's rally was the forerunner of a week's activities and demonstrations planned to draw attention to the evils of apartheid.

    SYNOPSIS: The grounds of the Accra Community Centre in Ghana where thousands took part in a demonstration to commemorate the sixteenth anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre on Friday.

    General Secretary of the Maritime and Dockworkers' Union and Chairman of the Trade Union committee's Anti-Apartheid Committee, Mr. J. R. Baiden, addressed the crowd. He spoke about the 69 Africans who'd been killed and the 180 who'd been injured as they peacefully demonstrated against South Africa's apartheid laws at a rally in Sharpeville in 1960.

    He also said he was proud Ghana had always been in the vanguard of the liberation struggle and extended to liberation movements everywhere the overwhelming support and solidarity of the workers and people of Ghana.

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    Film ID:
    VLVARSPFKUVEBN33Y1DOPG9WG7VB
    Media URN:
    VLVARSPFKUVEBN33Y1DOPG9WG7VB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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