An anti-apartheid demonstration in Trafalgar Square:
© Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London
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An anti-apartheid demonstration in Trafalgar Square. In protest against the policies of Apartheid, a nationwide month of boycotting South African goods was arranged for March 1960. Thousands gathered in Trafalgar Square to start the boycott and condemn the racial discrimination. Some banners read, 'Apartheid is Fascism' and 'Apartheid is murder'. Addressing the crowds were Tennyson Makiwane from the African National Congress, Hugh Gaitskell and James Callaghan from the Labour Party and Father Trevor Huddlestone.
1960 AD - 1960 AD