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South Africa / Government Crackdown On Blacks #249040

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 20, 1977
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(Studio) Protests come from all over South Africa against government banning of almost every black protest group and leader Many protests come from South African whites.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Johannesburg, South Africa) Newspapers across South Africa, even those generally in support of government, editorialize against banning of 2 black newspapers. "Rand Daily Mail" deputy editor Benjamin Pogrund says banning can only do harm to country [POGRUND - feels banning of virtually every black group is dangerous, because if people can't express selves through formal orgs., then it will come out in more virulent way.] [Prime Minister VORSTER - would have acted in same way present minister of justice did, if he still held position.] Group supporting government action is ruling National party, whose members turn out to greet candidates in November election. Criticism from abroad isn't expected to affect their votes.
REPORTER: Doug Sefton

Cronkite, Walter;
Sefton, Doug

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