EMERGENCY PICKET LINE! TO PROTEST MASSIVE WAVE OF REPRESSION IN SOUTH AFRICA!

by Student Coalition Against Racism, United People's Campaign Against Apartheid and Racism
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Undated, presumably late October 1977
Publisher: United People's Campaign against Apartheid and Racism
1 page
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: Argentina
Language: English
Leaflet advertising a picket line on November 5 at City Hall called by the Student Coalition Against Racism at Temple University and the United People's Campaign Against Apartheid and Racism (UPCAAR). The leaflet says South Africa’s white government has banned all leading anti-apartheid organizations, closed two principal Black newspapers, and detained at least 50 prominent Blacks. Security police also raided the offices and homes of Black leaders, movements, and church bodies. This crackdown comes in the wake of a massive criticisms following the September 12 murder of Steve Biko, a South African Black nationalist activist. Many people have been detained indefinitely without trial, and other people have been banned (meaning they are restricted to their hometowns, may not have visitors without official permission and may not be quoted in the press). All opponents of the apartheid must ACT, in order to protest these repressive measures and to show support for the freedom struggle.
Used by permission of a former member of United People’s Campaign Against Apartheid and Racism.
Collection: Vincent Klingler papers