• Short Summary

    THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MASSACRE AT SHARPEVILLE, SOUTH AFRICA, WAS MARKED BY A DEMONSTRATION AND MASS MEETING IN DAR ES SALAAM, CAPITAL OF TANZANIA, ON SUNDAY.

  • Description

    1.
    GV TO SV MARCHERS WITH BANNERS PAST CAMERA
    0.17

    2.
    LV EFFIGY HANGS FROM GALLOWS CARRIED BY MARCHERS
    0.20

    3.
    CU EFFIGY
    0.25

    4.
    CU ANTI-IMPERIALIST BANNER
    0.27

    5.
    CU SIGN "ANARTOGLU COMMUNITY CENTRE, ANARTOGLU HALL"
    0.30

    6.
    SV MARCHERS INTO HALL
    0.33

    7.
    CU BANNER ATTACKING SMITH, VERWOERD, SALAZAR AND JOHNSON
    0.39

    8.
    GV PEOPLE SEATED IN HALL
    0.43

    9.
    SV SPEAKER
    0.49

    10.
    CU MOTHER AND BABY
    0.52

    11.
    CU SPEAKER
    0.55

    12.
    GV PAN SPEAKER TO AUDIENCE
    1.04



    Initials DR/S/WH/BB DR/S/WH/PN


    EDITORS PLEAS NOTE: VISNEWS PRODUCTION NUMBER 2696/65 -- "UNITED NATION IS COMMEMORATES FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF SHARPEVILLE MASSACRE - LIBRARY FILM OF SHARPEVILLE AFTERMATH -- ISSUED 19 MARCH 1965 -- ALSO REFERS.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MASSACRE AT SHARPEVILLE, SOUTH AFRICA, WAS MARKED BY A DEMONSTRATION AND MASS MEETING IN DAR ES SALAAM, CAPITAL OF TANZANIA, ON SUNDAY.

    THE SHARPEVILLE MASSACRE OCCURRED ON MARCH 21, 1960, WHEN HUNDREDS OF AFRICANS GATHERED FOR A MASS DEMONSTRATION AGAINST A SOUTH AFRICAN LAW DEMANDING THAT ALL COLOURED RESIDENTS MUST CARRY IDENTITY PASSES.

    POLICE, EQUIPPED WITH ARMOURED CARS AND AUTOMATIC WEAPONS, OPENED FIRE ON THE DEMONSTRATORS. PANIC FOLLOWED -- AND WHEN THE OFFICIAL COUNT WAS MADE, IT WAS FOUND THAT 67 AFRICANS HAD DIED. NEARLY TWO HUNDRED WERE WOUNDED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5NN4TODXCB23GE0788PJIRHXE
    Media URN:
    VLVA5NN4TODXCB23GE0788PJIRHXE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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