[Apartheid protest at the South African Consulate, tape 1]
Original Airdate: 12/4/1984
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Description : Abstract
A group of apartheid protesters picket the South African Consulate at 100 Charles River Plaza in Boston. Police officers stand at the door to the consulate. Willard Johnson (Head, TransAfrica) speaks to the crowd of picketers through a bullhorn. Themba Vilakazi (member, African National Congress) addresses the crowd. Vilakazi condemns the South African government. He criticizes Ronald Reagan (US president) for engaging in a policy of "constructive engagement" with the South African government. Charles Yancey (Boston City Council) addresses the crowd. He praises Bishop Desmond Tutu (anti-apartheid leader) and urges the protesters to engage in acts of civil disobedience to protest apartheid. Mel King (political activist) addresses the crowd. King calls for the resignation of Richard Blankstein (honorary consul to South Africa). King criticizes the Reagan administration's policies in South Africa. King talks about the need for large companies to divest from South Africa. Charles Stith (Union United Methodist Church) stands beside King. Johnson expresses his support for Nelson Mandela (jailed ANC leader) and all those fighing apartheid in South Africa.
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Apartheid - Protests
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African National Congress (ANC)
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News - Unedited
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