Full-Length Video

Feature Video

Police Resistance to Protest
c. 1984

August 19, 1984
April 22, 1985
Duration: 00:18:31

Primary Language(s): English

Description: Footage of a student protest against apartheid laws at the University of the Western Cape. Includes shots of students throwing stones at police and police throwing teargas canisters with instructions from their unit commander in Afrikaans. [00:00] Segment of police at night. [08:15] Footage of residents from nearby township headed to see the magistrate of Dispatch Township (Uitenhage, Eastern Cape) to protest against police harassment and night raids in their houses. When they reach the court, the women are raided and sjamboked by police for the so-called illegal protest. They run to the nearby legal clinic centre.