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South Africa / Protest #560967

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 29, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) South African leaders Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Reverend Allan Boesak reported leading protest against government's banning of anti-apartheid demonstrations. Report introduced.

(Johannesburg, South Africa: Mike Boettcher) Tutu and Boesak shown declaring opposition to South African government in Capetown cathedral. Clergymen wanting to deliver petition to P.W. Botha reported thwarted by police; details given, scenes shown. [MAN - warns protestors what to expect from police.] Tutu, Boesak and others shown being arrested; details given. Nazi-inspired white extremists shown successfully holding rally and delivering petition to government ofc. in Pretoria, South Africa.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) [In Johannesburg, TUTU - explains protest and says media blackout is preventing world from fully understanding situation; says is prepared to protest regardless of consequences.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) State Department reported condemning Tutu's arrest; State Department spokesperson quoted.

Boettcher, Mike;
Brokaw, Tom

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