pic6909 copyThe peaceful demonstration against the rugby Springboks game against Swansea on 15 November 1969 erupted into violence when vigilantes attacked student protesters. Police stood by while so-called rugby supporters inflicted horrific injuries on demonstrators trying to stop the game. See https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-50422755 for contemporary film and photos of the demo, including fascinating new interviews with the Swansea skipper and Springbok Vice-Captain looking back on the tour.