Violent confrontations between riot police and coloured demonstrators continued in Cape Town, South Africa on tuesday (7 September).
GV Demonstrators in square, Cape Town.
GV Demonstrators fleeing as shots are fired.
GV Demonstrators in street.
GV Demonstrators running. (3 shots)
Late reports by Reuters say that in one street in central Cape Town newsmen witnessed a man being shot in the chest by police. Ambulancemen who took the victim away said he was dead. Another fatality, confirmed by police on Tuesday night, was in the Tiervlei area.
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Background: Violent confrontations between riot police and coloured demonstrators continued in Cape Town, South Africa on tuesday (7 September).
SYNOPSIS: In the city centre, scene of two days of rioting last week, police dispersed hundreds of coloured and black youths with tear gas. All coloured high schools in the Cape peninsula have been closed until next Monday because of student unrest. The director of Education for the Administration of Coloured Affairs, Mr. W. Thron, said that because of the disturbances students could not settle into their studies.
In the white area of Tiervlei, police opened fire on a large crowd of stone-throwing coloured youths. One person was reported seriously injured in another shooting incident at Parow, a predominantly white suburb of Cape Town. In central Cape Town two detectives were stoned by coloureds after making an arrest.
The white mayor of Cape Town, Mr. John Tyers, last Sunday appealed to the coloured community to stop all demonstrations pending proposed talks between coloured leaders and Prime Minister Mr. John Vorster. The administrator of Capc Province, Dr. L.A. Munnick, has agreed to personally ask Mr. vorster to listen to coloured grievances. Coloured protest against the government's racial polices is especially worrying for the authorities in Cape Town, where coloureds outnumber both blacks and whites.