po064. Demo! Sunday March 14 1982
Poster publicising the demonstration held in central London on 14 March 1982 as the climax of the AAM’s ‘Southern Africa: the Time to Choose’ campaign. 15,000 people marched from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square. Although ANC President Oliver Tambo was advertised to speak he was unable to come and the ANC was represented by its Secretary General Alfred Nzo. Other speakers included SWAPO President Sam Nujoma, Labour MPs Joan Lestor and Tony Benn, the only black member of the British Sports Council Paul Stephenson and immigration campaigner Anwar Ditta. This was the biggest AAM demonstration since the march to protest against the Sharpeville shootings in 1960. On the morning of the demonstration, the ANC office in London was bombed.
|Copyright:||AAM Archives Committee|
|Holding Institution:||AAM Archive, Bodleian Library|
|Catalogue:||MSS AAM 2512/1|