arm07. ‘Stop Arms for Apartheid’ rally

arm07. ‘Stop Arms for Apartheid’ rally

One of the first decisions of the Conservative government elected in June 1970 was to resume arms sales to South Africa. Campaigning against arms sales became the AAM’s top priority. This leaflet advertised an AAM demonstration on 25 October. 10,000 people marched up Whitehall to Trafalgar Square, led by a model of a Buccaneer bomber. Demonstrators also besieged the office of aircraft manufacturer Hawker Siddeley, where several were arrested.

Category: Arms Embargo
Author: Anti-Apartheid Movement
Copyright: AAM Archives Committee
Holding Institution: AAM Archive, Bodleian Library
Catalogue: MSS AAM 2227
Date/Year: 1970