Nationwide Protests Demand S. Africa Sanctions, Divestment

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
October 3, 1986
2 pages
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: Angola, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Ireland, Norway, United Kingdom
Language: English
The press release says protests demanding divestment and sanctions against South Africa will be held in cities and on campuses across the U.S. on October 10 and 11. Protesters will gather on Wall Street in New York, at the White House in Washington, D.C., outside Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta, and in state capitols from Wisconsin to California to Hawaii. Campuses from Yale to Kalamazoo to the University of Utah, will be the site of demonstrations demanding divestment of stockholdings in U.S. corporations aiding apartheid and for full sanctions by the federal government. The press release discusses protests demanding state and municipal divestment of public funds linked to South Africa and against the Reagan Administration's refusal to impose comprehensive sanctions. The U.S. protests will be coordinated with of European actions against US military aid to the South African-backed UNITA forces in Angola to be held October 10 in London, Dublin, Oslo, and other cities. The press release says shanties, the symbol of the moral shame felt by students over university links to apartheid, will be erected at the Universities of Utah (Salt Lake City), Michigan (Ann Arbor), Houston, Texas Christian University, and Keene College (NH). The contact person is Joshua Nessen.
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root