[Apartheid protesters in court]
Original Airdate: 12/7/1984
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Tug Yourgrau interviews a group of apartheid protesters in the lobby of the Boston Municipal Court. The group has been arrested for trespassing at the offices of Deak Perera (financial institution). Loretta Williams (Director of Social Responsibility, Universalist-Unitarian Church), Domenic Bozzotto (labor leader), Marilyn Richardson (professor, MIT), and William Sutherland (fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University) sit on a bench in the lobby of the court. Tug Yourgrau interviews George Bachrach (State Senator). Bachrach says that the protesters were demanding that Deak Perera suspend the sale of krugerrands. Bachrach describes the circumstances of the arrests. Bachrach says that he is obligated to speak out against injustice as a pubic servant. He adds that the protesters will plead not guilty and seek to continue their protest. Yourgrau interviews Williams, who talks about the arrests at Deak Perera and about the need for the US to change its policy toward South Africa. Yourgrau interviews Bozzotto, who says that labor unions are opposed to apartheid. Yourgrau interviews Richardson, who talks about the need to demonstrate against US policy in South Africa. Yourgrau interviews Karen Fields (professor, Brandeis University) about future protest action. The protesters exit the court probation office with the arms linked in solidarity. Bachrach and Fields answer questions from the media in the lobby. Bachrach describes the court proceedings and says that the trial is set for January 10. Bachrach and Fields talk about the need for further protests. Yourgrau speaks to a man about the court proceedings. Yourgrau does several takes of his reportage for the news story about the arrests.
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Apartheid - Protests
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