About 300 demonstrators marched through the streets of Nairobi on Wednesday (21 March) chanting "go home" to whites on the street and holding a rally -- all to mark the 13th anniversary of the March 1960 shooting of 69 black Africans in South Africa.
SV PAN Students leaving University carrying placards
SV Students marching towards camera. Student with loud-hailer: "We stand against... we demonstrate."
SV Student with anti-Smith & Vorster banner
SV Police moving in
SV Students towards camera. Student with loudhailer shouting slogan 'Ohuru' (in African)
SV White man standing on roadside amongst coloureds (2 shots)
SV Student leader addressing rally
"Ladies and gentlemen, we denounce the white man, for their black females will ever stick to Africans who get into the foreign countries. The man who comes here, cling, and like to suck our blood... when we go there...unless you agree to carry one...you are really at the barrel of a gun. Gentlemen, we are forwarding our march in protest against racial discrimination, and we publically condemn the minority regime, the Portuguese long (indistinct) African countries, and the Vorster affair of exploiting the African people... thank you very much...(shouts) Africans who.."
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Background: About 300 demonstrators marched through the streets of Nairobi on Wednesday (21 March) chanting "go home" to whites on the street and holding a rally -- all to mark the 13th anniversary of the March 1960 shooting of 69 black Africans in South Africa.
South African police had fired at a group of demonstrators at Sharpeville on 21 March 1960. The United Nations marks the day as International Day -- aimed at the elimination of racial discrimination and conflict.
There were no incidents or violence during Wednesday's demonstration. The Chairman of the National union of Kenyan Students Mr. Justus Ogeka declared at the rally: "We unite our hands in condemning any kind of racial subjection."