Sport

pic6911. Springboks v Scotland

Police carry a demonstrator off the pitch at the Springboks v Scotland rugby match at Murrayfield on 6 December 1969. There were anti-apartheid protests at all 24 games in the 1969/70 Springbok tour of Britain and Ireland.

pic6912. Springboks v Cardiff

Thousands of anti-apartheid supporters set out from Cardiff Civic Centre to march to Cardiff Arms Park in protest at the Springboks v Cardiff rugby match, 13 December 1969. There were anti-apartheid protests at all 24 games in the 1969/70 Springbok tour of Britain and Ireland.

pic6913. Springboks v Cardiff

Anti-apartheid supporters marched from Cardiff’s docks area of Bute Town to protest at the Springboks v Cardiff rugby match, 13 December 1969. On the way to the ground they joined up with marchers from Cardiff City Centre. There were anti-apartheid protests at all 24 games in the 1969/70 Springbok tour of Britain and Ireland.

pic6914. Springboks v Cardiff

Anti-apartheid supporters on the march to Cardiff Arms Park to protest at the Springboks v Cardiff rugby match, 13 December 1969. At the junction of Castle Street and Westgate Street they were barred by police to stop them reaching the rugby ground. There were anti-apartheid protests at all 24 games in the 1969/70 Springbok tour of Britain and Ireland.

spo07. ‘Twickenham Rejects Apartheid!’

Leaflet advertising a meeting near the England rugby ground at Twickenham a few days before England’s game against South Africa on 20 December. The rugby Springboks played 24 games during their tour of Britain and Ireland in 1979/80. There were big demonstrations at every match. The protests combined direct action to disrupt the games, co-ordinated by Stop the Seventy Tour (STST), and mass marches organised by the AAM.

pic6919. Springboks protest

An anti-apartheid protestor chained himself to the steering wheel of the bus bringing the Springbok rugby team to Twickenham for their international against England on 20 December 1969. He was removed from the bus by the driver and a policeman, the chain still attached to his wrist.

pic6915. Springbok sit-down, 1969

Stop the Seventy Tour (STST) supporters blocked the coach taking the Springbok rugby team to Twickenham for their international against England on 20 December 1969. Earlier the team returned to their hotel after a protester chained himself to the steering wheel

spo27. Springbok cartoon

This cartoon showing two members of the Springbok rugby team on their 1969/70 tour of Britain appeared in the December 1969/January 1970 issue of Anti-Apartheid News.