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African unrest in 1960: Anti-apartheid demonstrations, assassination attempt on Verwoerd, and riots and arrest of Lumumba in Congo.
Riots and uneasy conditions in South Africa and Congo during the year 1960. South African natives demonstrate against apartheid racial discrimination and passbook requirements. Protestors at Sharpeville shown burning passbooks. Policemen fire at peaceful demonstrators in what became the Sharpeville massacre of May 31, 1960. Next scene shows attempted assassination of Premier Verwoerd by a white farmer. A photographer takes photos as an aide holds Verwoerd after he is shot. Next scene shows riots in Congo, Africa after elections. Rioters dispersed by local police forces. The United Nations peace keeping forces arrive in Congo. Premiere Patrice Lumumba arrested and policeman ties his hands with ropes. View of Colonel Mobutu Sese Seko in military uniform. Location: Africa. Date: 1960.
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Anti apartheid demonstrations and riots in Africa
Sharpeville massacre
Patrice Lumumba
Premiere Vervowerd
Colonel Mobutu Sese Seko
United Nations peace keeping forces