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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, April 15, 1993 - Page 3

Four die while workers
protest Hani murder

Township residents give Black power salutes at a burning barricade yesterday. Millions of Blacks went on strike
to protest the assination of South African Communist Party leader Chris Hani.
Students mourn slain ANC leader

(AP)-In an outpouring of Blackrage,
millions of workers went on strike yes-
terday to protest the slaying of Black
leader Chris Hani. Four people were
killed and hundreds wounded as Blacks
battled police.
The worst clash was in the Black
township of Soweto, where police fired
on marchers outside the main police
station. Hospital spokesperson Adri
Potgieter said three people died, five
were critically wounded and 259 suf-
fered minor wounds.
Police claimed they fired because
protesters were hurling rocks, but wit-
nesses said most of the crowd was calm
and had started to leave the area.
Among the dead was African Na-
tional Congress official Sam Ntobane,
the black group said.
Police and soldiers fired shotguns,
rubber bullets and tear gas at looters
who rampaged through shops in Cape
Town and torched vehicles. A hand
grenade exploded and injured 10 sol-
diers, and medical officials said a man
was killed and about 150 people were
wounded in the looting.
Looting also broke out in Durban
and Pietermaritzburg in Natal province,
and in Port Elizabeth to the south.
Hani, head of the South African
Communist Party and one of theANC's
most popular leaders, was assassinated
outside his home Saturday. A white
right-winger has been charged in the
Across much of the country yester-
day, mourners expressed their sadness
peacefully by attending memorial ser-
vices and marches, heeding the ANC's
call for a one-day strike.
"It was one of the best-attended
stayaways ever," saideconomistMiekie
Dames. Business groups said as many
as 75 percent of the nation's 6 million
Black workers were on strike, meaning
a possible $160 million loss to the

Millions of Blacks went on strike across the country sparking
violence and looting in at least two cities to protest the
assassination of African National Congress leader Chris Hani.
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by Usa Dines
Emotion-chargedstudents crowded
nto Robert Hayden Lounge in West
Engineering yesterday to pay tribute to
slain African National Congress (ANC)
leader Chris Hani.
The memorial was sponsored by the
African StudentAssociation, Center for
Afroamerican and African Studies, and
the Ella Baker-Nelson Mandela Center
for Anti-Racist Education .
4Iani, the head of the South African
Wcmmunist Party and a popular ANC
leader, was on the negotiating team
aimed at ending apartheid. He was al-
legedly shot in his driveway by an anti-
communist fanatic.
Rev.M. Nyathi, aDetroit-arealeader
who spoke at the memorial, admitted
Hihi's death was a setback, but stressed
the strength of the ANC.
"'Each time they kill one leader, five
more stand into the place to take up the
lack. Our spirits are not dampened, our

commitment is no less than what it
was," he said.
In addition to other speakers, the
memorialincludedasigning of the South
African national anthem and chants in
support of theANC, including one hop-
ing for a long life for the ANC.
Kevin Naidoo, a Rackham graduate
student and South African native, said
he hopes Hani is remembered as a leader,
not a violent man.
"For many times we thought things
were almost hopeless. ... To the outside
world, this may have seemed like a
violent campaign, but it was necessary.
The role that Hani played was organiz-
ing the Black militant youth," he said.
Reuben Mosidi, a speaker from the
University of Toledo, said Hani encour-
aged patience and established a calm
atmosphere during the peace talks.
"South Africans are being asked to
control their emotions, control their
opinions, and be patient when things are

done deliberately to provoke them," he
But Moffat Mogane, agraduate stu-
dentin the SchoolofSocial Workwamed
the audience against blaming Hani's
murder solely on the man who has been
arrested saying the media refuse to rec-
ognize that the murderermay have been
part of a conspiracy. The white political
factions will look on the assassin as a
hero, he added.
Mosidi fears the assassination of the
popular leader will adversely affect the
talks between political factions.
"The matter of Chris Hani is an
obvious and calculated move by the far
right... as ameans to weaken the ANC's
mandate from the people," he said.
Nyathi said Hani knew and accepted
the danger associated with leading the
"Individuals committed to justice,
individuals committed to freedomknow
their lives are targets," Nyathi said.

Black and white leaders are strug-
gling to prevent anger over Hani's kill-
ing from derailing talks on ending apart-
heid and giving the black majority the
vote. The government and the ANC
have said they will continue talking.
"We could have ended up with a
much worse situation," said ANC Sec-
retary-General Cyril Ramaphosa. He
wamed that if negotiations did not speed
up, "worse could happen."
Two whites were shot and killed and
another injured Tuesday night in the
Transkei Black homeland, police said.
Two Black men were killed yesterday
in shooting incidents in Johannesburg.
There was no immediate indication
the killings were linked to the Hani
At one of the biggest memorial ser-
vices, about 20,000 people squeezed
into Soweto's small Jabulani Stadium,
where ANC President Nelson Mandela
pleaded for calm from the militant
"I appreciate that our young people

are very angry because their hero has
been killed," he said. "(But) those who
feel ... we should revert to armed struggle
do not know what trouble they're caus-
ing. To return to violence only means
more innocent people are going to con-
tinue dying."
People waved banners condemning
the governing National Party and Presi-
dentF.W.deKlerk, whospent the day in
a security meeting monitoring the situ-
In Cape Town, hundreds of youths
broke away from themain protest rally
and began looting shops.
"Nopeace! War! War!" they chanted
whilerunningdown glass-strewn streets
as vehicles and trash bins were setablaze.
Several bystanders were hurt in the
melee as soldiers and police fired vol-
leys of buck shot and rubber bullets.
AnglicanArchbishop DesmondTutu
was led away by aides as Red Cross
doctors at the scene picked pellets from
the backs of the wounded and bandaged
bloody limbs.

Thief targets
computer center
"A computer theft Friday at the G.G.
Brown building on North Campus
became the latest in what the University
Ab)epartment of Public Safety (DPS) has
called a rash of computer burglaries.
The theft, which allegedly tookplace
on Good Friday between the hours of
12:30 a.m. and 7 a.m., involved at least
eightcomputers designed for theCollege
of Engineering.
The perpetrators reportedly forced
their way into at least eight rooms in the
building before escaping with the
The estimated value of the stolen
computers comes tomore than $37,000.
The latest theft is one of many that
has plagued campus computing sites

this year.
DPS has arrested two students for
similar charges in the past nine months.
Officers said they suspect students may
have been involved in this incident as
No suspects have been identified
and investigations are continuing.
Stabbing suspect
brought to trial
An Ypsilantiyouth arrestedlastweek
for felonious assault with a knife was
placed underDPS jurisdictionyesterday

beforesetting atrial date for the offense.
Carlos Thomas, an Ypsilanti high
school student, was arrested after he
reportedly stabbed another high school
student at the"Safe Celebration" for the
Final Four men's basketball
championship in Crisler Arena last
The victim suffered a minor wound
in his back from the attack.
DPS officers saidThomas is believed
to be part of an Ypsilanti gang of high
school students, and that the incident
stemmed from a clash with a similar
Ann Arbor gang.
Thomas' case is scheduled to be
heard in Washtenaw County Circuit
Court. No further information is
available but investigations are

Student groups
[ AIDS Coalition to Unleash
; Power, meeting, speaker from
Palestine Solidarity Committee,
East Engineering Building,
Baker-MandelaCenter, 7:30p.m.
0 Amnesty International, meeting,
East Quad, Room 122,7 p.m.
U Ann Arbor Coalition Against
Rape, Take Back the Night Plan-
ning meeting, Michigan League,
check room at front desk, 7 p.m.
d Campus Crusade for Christ,
meeting, Easter Film on Life of
Christ, Dental School, Kellogg
Auditorium, 7-9 pam.
U Hillel, "The Telling," E. M. Broner
discusses her book, 7:30 p.m.
0 Homeless Action Committee,
meeting, GuildHouse, 802Mon-
roe St., 5:30 p.m.
Q Institute of Electrical and Elec-
tronics Engineers, technical lun-
cheon, EECS Building, Room
1311, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
U InterVarsity Christian Fellow-
ship, meeting, Stockwell, Blue.
Carpet Lounge,7 7p.m.
UIslamic Circle, meeting, 6 p.m.;
Intro to Islam class, 7:30 p.m.;
Mason Hall, Room 429.
( Korean Student Association,
meeting, Michigan Union,
> Welker Room, 7 p.m.
Q Newman Catholic Student Fel-

MLB, Room 2002,7 p.m.
Q U-M Amateur Radio Club, meet-
ing, Michigan Union, Michigan
Room, 7:30 p.m.
Q U-M Sailing Club, meeting, all
welcome, West Engineering
Building, Room 311,7:45 p.m.
Q U-M Shotokan Karate, practice,
CCRB, small gym, 8-10 p.m.
Q Women's Issues Commission,
meeting, Michigan Union, Room
3909, 8 p.m.
U The American Art Museum:
Three Perspectives, The Uffizi:
History, Present Problems and
Hopes for the Future, Law School,
Hutchins Hall, Room 250, 4p.m.
U ArtTalk,TheFaceofaLandscape:
Whistler's Portraiture of Place,
Art Museum, AV Room, 12:10-
1 p.m.
U The Case Against Environmen-
talism: Moral, Economic and
Scientific, U-M Students of Ob-
jectivism, Rackham Auditorium,
8 pm.
U Center for Japanese Studies, Or-
ganizational Culture in a Bina-
tional Context, Brown Bag Lec-
ture, Lane Hall, Commons Room,
12 p.m.
U ConcertofMusic from England,

base in Epidemiology, Epide-
miology Seminar, SchoolofPub-
lic Health I, Room 3042,12p.m.
Q Literature from the Netherlands,
reading, MLB, Room 2011, 8
Q Music at Leonardo's, Jazz Com-
bos, North Campus Commons, 8
U Russian Tea & Conversation
Practice, MLB, 3rd Floor Con-
ference Room, 4-5 p.m.
Student services
Q Consultation for Student Lead-
ers and Student Organizations,
speak with peer and professional
consultants regarding leadership
and organizational development,
SODC, Michigan Union, Room
2202,8 a.m.-5 p.m.
U ECB Student Writing Center,
Angell Hall, Computing Center,
7-11 pam.
U Northwalk Safety Walking Ser-
vice, Bursley Hall, 763-9255, 8
pan.-1:30 am.
U Peer Counseling, U-M Counsel-
ing Services, 764-8433,7p.m.-8
U Professional Development for
International Women, Intema-
tional Center, Room 9, 2-4 pan.
U Psychology Undergraduate Peer
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'U' embezzlement
suspect arrested'
Two months ago, DPS announced
that more than $8,000 in funds were
missing from a group of offices in West
Quad. A unit within the Office of Stu-
dent Affairs was suspected in the inci-
As of yesterday, the police had ar-
rested at least one University employeeI
for involvement in the incident.
Although no name was available,
officers said the arrestee is a student
employee connected at one time withj
the Sexual Assault Prevention and
Awareness Center, one of the offices in
the West Quad complex.
The subject was arrested on charges
of a two-part warrant for larceny by
converting funds over $100, based on a
belief that two people moved funds
designated for office purpose to per-
sonal accounts.
The police are actively searching for
a second suspect.
The arrestee arraignment is set for 9
am. today.
Overeager fans
apprehended at
football stadium
Four University students attempt-
ing to get good seats for the upcoming
football season were found by DPS
officers in the press box at Michigan
Stadium early yesterday morning.
A guard in the area spotted two
people on the roof of the press box and
alerted officers to their presence. Police
then found the four men during an area
The men were released so that po-
lice can attempt to verify the students'
right to be in the area. If police find that
they had no authorization to be in the
press box,DPS will seek arrest warrants
for the men on charges of unlawful
Caller runs up tab
at 'U' expense
An alert employee at the Legal Re-
search Library told DPS Tuesday that
he suspected someone was fraudulently
using a professor's phone to make long-
distance calls.
Officers investigated the allegation
and found that three long-distance calls
had indeed been placed from room 801,
all to the same number.

Pornography is an
issue of harm, not free
speech, says prof.

by Bryn Mickle
Daily Staff Reporter
Once again, the controversial
relationship between pornography and
First Amendment rights has ventured
into the public forum. This time,
however, the University Law School
looked beyond its own Prof. Catharine
McKinnon to acquire an expert opinion
on the matter.
Cass Sunstein, alaw professor at the
University of Chicago, delivered his
theories on the First Amendment
regulation of pornographic material to
more than 150 conference attendees
yesterday in Hutchins Hall.
"There are various, diverse ways to
value human beings in our society,"
Sunstein said. "Our society values
women for love, affection, and use -
not dignity and respect."
He told the group there are two
views on government approaches to
pornography. The first viewpoint holds
that sexuality is beautiful and should be
free from marketeering, whilethe second
viewpoint maintains that the
government should be neutral and not
interfere with depictions of sexuality.
"It's hard to get a free speech value
theory thatputs pornography at its core,"
he said.
Sunstein argued that regulation of
pornography is not so much a question
of free speech as it is an issue of harm.

He said pornography fosters harm in
three areas-physical and mental abuse
ofwomen during the productionofporn
films, violence against womenasaresult
of pornographic material, and general
harms inflicted on women's dignity.
"America has lost a clear sense of
the intent of its sovereignty and free
speech laws," he concluded.
"Pornography is the clear place to start
recovering those legacies."
One audience member disagreed
with Sunstein's argument, saying that
he was "opening a door to the crushing
of all speech."
Anita Agajanian, a first-year law
student, said she was impressed by
Sunstein's "very complex and well-
thought-through theory."
She added, "All pornography that
depicts the subordination of women
causes harm."
Fellow first-year law student Dave
Sutphen felt there is a legitimate
argument for regulating pornographic
"Potential problems in regulation of
such material should not prevent
attempts to regulate the material," he
The conference was sponsored by
the Women's Law Student Association
and the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual
Law Student Association.


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