80s27. Lobby of Parliament for sanctions

80s27. Lobby of Parliament for sanctions

Over 3,500 people lobbied their MPs to support sanctions against South Africa on 17 June 1986. The lobby was organised by the AAM and supported by the TUC, British Council of Churches and the National Union of Students. It was the biggest parliamentary lobby ever held in an international issue. Next day, the AAM’s President Bishop Trevor Huddleston led a delegation to meet Foreign Secretary Geoffrey Howe and appealed at a crowded House of Commons press conference for mass action to counteract Howe’s rejection of the AAM’s proposals.

Category: 1980s
Author: Anti-Apartheid Movement
Copyright: AAM Archives Committee
Holding Institution: AAM Archive, Bodleian Library
Date/Year: 1986