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South Africa / Racial Violence #302518

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 21, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

(Sharpeville, South Africa) Police murder of several blacks observing 25th anniversary of police massacre of blacks in Sharpeville examined; films shown. Police version of today's attack outlined; today's rioting in Sharpeville described.
REPORTER: Toni Denina

(London, England) 1960 Sharpeville massacre reviewed; films shown. Govt.'s apartheid system then and now discussed; Prime Min. Pieter Willem Botha's creation of token parliament for Asians and those of mixed race recalled. [BLACK - notes status quo becomes stronger the more Botha mouths reform rhetoric.] Contd. demonstrations opposing apartheid and Reagan administration's soft approach toward South African regime noted. [Senator Edward KENNEDY - feels today's tragedy illustrates failure of Reagan's policy.] [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - condemns police tactics in South Africa.]
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Church officials' account of today's massacre, told to Kennedy, mentioned.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

Denina, Toni;
Fenton, Tom;
Kuralt, Charles

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