African members of the National Democratic Party, who were refused permission to enter the Dutch Reformed Church in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, June 4, were turned away once again when they appeared outside the church on June 11.
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TV Group of Africans try to gain entry to church and are stopped by wardens.
SCU African leader arguing with church wardens.
CU Church warden talking to African leader.
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CU White man tells African leader to move on.
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Background: African members of the National Democratic Party, who were refused permission to enter the Dutch Reformed Church in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, June 4, were turned away once again when they appeared outside the church on June 11.
Numerous members of the Afrikaans Church were waiting to prevent the party - described as "Freedom Sitters" - from walking into the church. There were no incidents however - after a heated discussion and the arrival of police, the Africans dispersed quietly.
Groups of these non-White "freedom sitters", some in evening dress, led by Liberal Europeans, visited three leading hotels in Salisbury June 11. It was part of a new campaign to break down racial barriers in the territory.
The campaigners, known as the "Citizens against the Colour Bar", were turned out of each "White-only" hotel they visited. In accordance with their instructions to "act in a law-abiding, orderly and disciplined manner", they left quietly.