[4 people active in organizing for the Albany demonstration against the Springbok Rugby match were arrested]
by Stop the Apartheid Rugby Tour
New York, New York, United States
September 26, 1981
The press release says on Tuesday, September 22, 4 people active in organizing for the Albany demonstration against the Springboks rugby match were arrested in that city. Three of those arrests came in a 3:00 A.M. police raid where police burst into the apartment of Vera Michaelson with pistols drawn and shotguns pointed. The holding of the 4 activists without bail for 72 hours was clearly aimed at sabotaging the struggle against the Springbok Rugby Tour. The Springboks, the national team for the world's most racist country, are accorded all sorts of "rights" to come and spread the poison of apartheid, while those who are demonstrating against them are denied even the most basic rights.
Used by permission of Africa Action, successor to the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), and Richard Lapchick, founder of the American Coordinating Committee for Equality in Sport and Society (ACCESS). Both ACOA and ACCESS were active in Stop the Apartheid Rugby Tour.