pic7015. ‘Stop Arms for Apartheid’ rally

pic7015. ‘Stop Arms for Apartheid’ rally

The ANC’s Western Europe representative Reg September speaking at the AAM’s rally on 25 October 1970 to protest against the Conservative’s government’s plans to sell arms to South Africa. The rally was attended by around 10,000 people, who marched up Whitehall, led by a model of a Buccaneer bomber. The other speakers 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 and the Bishop of Woolwich. Demonstrators also protested outside the office of aircraft manufacturer Hawker Siddeley, where several were arrested. 

Category: Arms Embargo
Copyright: Chris Davies/Report IFL
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Date/Year: 1970