• Short Summary

    MR. BUTLER, BRITAIN'S FOREIGN SECRETARY, TOLD THE HOUSE OF COMMONS TODAY (MONDAY) THAT SOUTH AFRICA'S?

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    LONDON, UK 15 JUNE 1964 (REUTERS)

    LV PARLIAMENT CLOCK TOWER.
    LV GROUP OF M.P.S.
    SLV GATHER ROUND DR. JOOST DE BLANK.
    MV MR. BERKELEY SHOWS BISHOP DE BLANK PETITION. HAROLD WILSON, MR. GRIMOND AND OTHERS LOOK ON.
    CU MR. BERKELEY AND BISHOP. DE BLANK.
    CU MR. WILSON AND MR. GREENWOOD.
    CU MR. BERKELEY AND BISHOP DE BLANK.
    SV BISHOP DE BLANK LOOKS AT PETITION.
    CU SIGNATURES ON PETITION.
    CU BISHOP DE BLANK LOOKS AT PETITION.
    CU SIGNATURES.
    SV DE BLANK SPEAKS.
    SCU DE BLANK SPEAKS.
    SV ALL CLAP HANDS.
    LV DR, DE BLANK'S PLANE AT LONDON AIRPORT
    MV DR, DE BLANK WITH PETITION UNDER ARM, WALKS TO PLANE
    SLV SPECTATORS.
    MV DR. DE BLANK WALKS UP STEPS.
    LV PLANE TAXIES.

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    Background: MR. BUTLER, BRITAIN'S FOREIGN SECRETARY, TOLD THE HOUSE OF COMMONS TODAY (MONDAY) THAT SOUTH AFRICA'S GOVERNMENT HAD BEEN TOLD OF THE STRONG FEELING IN BRITAIN ABOUT THE RIVONIA SABOTAGE TRIAL. HE SAID THE GOVERNMENT WAS WELL AWARE OF PUBLIC FEELINGS ABOUT THE CASE AND FELT JUST AS STRONGLY, BUT IT WOULD NOT NECESSARILY HELP NELSON MANDELA AND HIS ASSOCIATES IF THE MATTER WERE TAKEN ANY FURTHER WHILE THE QUESTION OF AN APPEAL WAS UNDECIDED.

    THIS MORNING, JUST OUTSIDE LONDON'S HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT, ABOUT A DOZEN MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT WATCHED A PETITION BEING HANDED TO DR JOOST DE BLANK, THE FORMER ARCHBISHOP OF CAPETOWN AND NOW CANON OF WESTMINSTER.

    THE PETITION CLAIMS TO REPRESENT 258 MILLION PEOPLE FROM 28 COUNTRIES CALLING FOR THE RELEASE OF ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS AND AN END TO POLITICAL TRIALS IN SOUTH AFRICAN POLITICAL PRISONERS.

    DR JOOST BLANK - AN OUTSPOKEN CRITIC OF APARTHEID -- WILL SHORTLY TAKE THE PETITION TO U THANT, THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL. HE BOARDED AN AIRCRAFT FOR AMERICA TODAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE1TQ3BDP2HND5LHK42AWZ99IY
    Media URN:
    VLVAE1TQ3BDP2HND5LHK42AWZ99IY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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