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    Antiapartheid demonstration and student strike at University of the Witwatersrand.

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    Unissued / unused material.

    University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg - Assembly of the University.

    Scene showing students at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, before assembly antiapartheid protest meeting. Top shot showing part of main thoroughfare and buildings of the university. Banner stretching across pillars of university's Great Hall with antiracist message printed on it. Students (white, black and Asian) making their way towards Great Hall. Bus load of medical students arriving from the Medical School, Lecturers and students in robes arrive in the Great Hall.

    Various shots of procession of lecturers, professors and university staff. Final shot of procession showing Chancellor Richard Feetham. Interior CU Professor McCrone delivering address to assembly. Celebrities on platform. Small section of vast assembly in Great Hall. Chancellor Feetham, Vice Chancellor and Principal Professor Sutton seated at main table on platform.

    Exterior shot students on steps listening to proceedings by loud speakers. Various shots of students leaving Great Hall and descending steps. Group of black South African students passing camera as they leave with other students. Exterior shot university, empty as a result of student strike. CU steps leading to deserted Great Hall, pan to South African flags, pan to University flag. Exterior shot showing skyline of Johannesburg from the Queen Elizabeth bridge, the main thoroughfare from the city to the university.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:35:00 / 01:57:53:00
    UN 3225 C

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