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Soweto Riots #252773

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 23, 1977
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(Studio) Students and police clash in riots in Soweto, South Africa.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Soweto, South Africa) Report on riots.
REPORTER: Robin Wright

(Studio) Man who ordered police action today, and arrests of students' leaders earlier, is Jimmy Kruger, most powerful man in South Africa.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Johannesburg, South Africa) Report on Kruger and his power as minister of justice, prisons and police. [KRUGER - says rubber bullets ineffective; real 1's used to protect man's life.] Kruger claims American visitors, like Vice President Mondale and United Nations ambassador Young, bring human rights campaign to South Africa & it worsens racial tension. [KRUGER - says with blacks being told to go faster towards freedom, they will agitate and try to do so.] Kruger's beliefs with regard to political position of blacks in South Africa noted. [KRUGER - doesn't know how much time there is, with regard to racial policies; doesn't think there'll be blowup unless caused from outside.]
REPORTER: Doug Sefton

Cronkite, Walter;
Sefton, Doug;
Wright, Robin

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