Anti-apartheid protest before Verwoerd announces S. Africa's withdrawal from Commonwealth
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Story about South Africa withdrawing from the Commonwealth and becoming a Republic
Various shots of Black Sash procession as it moves along Eloff Street, Johannesburg's main thoroughfare. MS. Procession arrives at the City Hall, Johannesburg. CU. Lady speaker at the City Hall protest meeting. LS. Line of women with posters denouncing apartheid. Elevated GVs. protest meeting.
Overhead panning shots of massed crowds at Jan Smuts airport, showing Comet IV plane on tarmac. LS. South Africa prime minister Dr. Verwoerd standing at top of gangway greets the crowd, pan over crowd to show them waving flags which are mainly the old Transvaal and Orange Free State Republic flags. Various shots, guard of honour on the tarmac and twenty-one gun salute. Various shots, Verwoerd inspects Guard of honour. Verwoerd ascends rostrum with his wife and greets crowd with raised hands. LS. Verwoerd clasps hands with the speaker in attitude of welcome. LS. Verwoerd displays presentation tray to crowd. LS. Verwoerd addresses crowd. LS. As great crowd disperses and are seen walking between sea of parked cars. (Mute Orig. Neg.)