INTRODUCTION: Anti-apartheid demonstrators in New Zealand failed in their latest attempts to disrupt the Springboks rugby union tour.
GV Springboks kick off match against Otago.
GV Demonstrators march, carrying placards, chanting slogans. (2 SHOTS)
SV Police on car loudhailer addressing demonstrators.
GV Line of police with truncheons PAN TO demonstrators, chanting.
CU Two demonstrators clasp hands PULL OUT GV demo cordon.
GV TOP SHOT Marching demonstrators on Christchurch street, police watching and waiting. (2 SHOTS)
GV Demonstrators being arrested.
SV Policeman addressing crowds over loudhailer.
GVs Demonstrators being arrested, demonstrators rock van. (3 SHOTS)
GV Demonstrators being arrested, grappling with police. (2 SHOTS)
SV PAN Reporters covering demo.
SPORT: RUGBY UNION
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Anti-apartheid demonstrators in New Zealand failed in their latest attempts to disrupt the Springboks rugby union tour. Police arrested 27 of them who got into the ground at Dunedin for the game against Otago on Tuesday (11 August). They congregated in a corner of the pitch to chant slogans before police moved in.
SYNOPSIS: The Springboks won by 17 points to 13. Outside the ground the police were trying to win their won battle against demonstrators. These have been familiar scenes ever since the tourists arrived.
When the rugby circus comes to town so do the banner-waving, chanting demonstrators to voice their protest at the controversial tour. Again, police were out in the force hoping to keep them away from the ground.
About 120 kilometres south in Christchurch, more demonstrators were on the streets protesting against the test there on Saturday (15 August).
They blocked two roads junctions. Trouble flared when the police tried to disperse them after calling for the streets to be cleared.
The demonstrators tried to hold their ground as several of them were hauled away and arrested. At one stage in looked as if this van was going to be toppled on to its side.
Police eventually made about 100 arrests, in keeping with previous statements from Prime Minister Robert Muldoon about the law whatever the grievance. In Wellington, protestors gathered outside a court room where others were appearing on charges arising out of previous demonstrations. Despite the many arrests throughout New Zealand, protest organizers say demonstrations like this will continue.