pic7014. ‘Stop Arms for Apartheid’ rally

pic7014. ‘Stop Arms for Apartheid’ rally

The banner on the plinth in Trafalgar Square at the AAM’s rally on 25 October 1970 protesting against the Conservative’s government’s plans to sell arms to South Africa. Around 10,000 people marched up Whitehall, led by a model of a Buccaneer bomber. Speakers at the rally included journalist Paul Foot, Dick Seabrook, President of the shopworkers union USDAW, Mike Terry, Secretary of the National Union of Students, Labour MP Reg Prentice, the Bishop of Woolwich and the ANC’s Western Europe representative Reg September. Demonstrators also protested outside the office of aircraft manufacturer Hawker Siddeley, where several were arrested. 

Category: Arms Embargo
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Date/Year: 1970