[Apartheid protest march to City Hall Plaza]
Original Airdate: 8/8/1985
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Description : Abstract
A group of apartheid protesters are gathered at Copley Square for an anti-apartheid march. Protesters hold banners and signs. Protest leaders address the crowd through a microphone. They organize the marchers and condemn apartheid. Mel King (community activist) arrives at the march. The protesters begin to march down Boyleston Street, away from Copley Square. A struggle breaks out between two marchers. One of the marchers carries an anti-semitic sign. A police officer separates the marchers. The marcher with the anti-semitic sign continues to march. The protesters chant as they march onto City Hall Plaza. Police officers and bystanders watch the protesters as they gather. A group of protesters chants vehemently as they surround the man with the anti-semitic sign. The protesters attempt to cover over his sign with their own signs. A few protesters confront the man. The larger group of protesters at the plaza continues to chant and wave their signs. A protest leader addresses the crowd about the need for US citizens to protest apartheid. The man with the anti-semitic sign attempts to drown out the speaker by singing "God Bless America" at the top of his lungs. Bruce Bolling (President, Boston City Council) addresses the crowd. He begins to chant in order to drown out the singing. The crowd chants along with Bolling. A protest leader condemns apartheid in her address to the crowd.
Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
Apartheid - Protests
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Geographic Locations
Type : Genre
News - Unedited
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