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    As a state of emergency was declared in South Africa, Mar 30, 30,000 Africans marched into the centre of Capetown to demand the release of coloured people detained by police after the recent disturbances.

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    Thousands of Africans along road



    Africans stop to rest.



    Helicopter.



    Kosani speaks to reporters, crowd of Africans



    Kosani addresses crowd.



    Kosani and few others towards Parliament.



    Shot of Parliament.



    Crowds gathered in Caledon Square.



    Armoured cars bar way to Parliament.



    Parliament. Armour guards



    Africans streamback to villages.



    Kosani waves from car.



    Africans towards villages.




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    Background: As a state of emergency was declared in South Africa, Mar 30, 30,000 Africans marched into the centre of Capetown to demand the release of coloured people detained by police after the recent disturbances.

    Armoured cars, troops and police stood by,and crowds were eventually dispersed, but batons and tear-gas had to be used to control Africans in several towns.

    Announcing the emergency decree in Parliament, South African Prime Minister, De Verwoerd, said the situation was completely under control, but if it worsened the Government would no hesitate to call in defence forces and take very step necessary. Greater violence would be met by greater force.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABN8ZUR5USZ3X2DBJ47JEK12S
    Media URN:
    VLVABN8ZUR5USZ3X2DBJ47JEK12S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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