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June 17, 1980 - Image 7

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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, June 17, 1980-Page 7
Protesters wounded by police

From AP and UPI
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -
Police firing shotguns wounded at leas
35 black and colored protesters yester
day as rioting erupted on the fourth an
niversary of the bloody clashes in th
black township of Soweto, authoritie
Colored is the term used by Sout
Africa's white-minority government fo
persons of mixed race.
POLICE ADOPTED a tough attitud
toward demonstrators following the
. stabbing death of a white policeman by
a black protester in a melee in Cap
Town yesterday morning.
Police said 20 persons, including
number of children, were wounded i
the Johannesburg area, with most o
the casualties reported in the colore

riot in
suburb of Noordgezicht whe
- stripped a grocery store ani
t market. They said 15 were we
- black townships near Bloe
where crowds threw fire bo
e stones at police.
s Scores of buses and police
were set afire or stoned in
h around the country, acco
r authorities. They said a deliv
loaded with cylinders of gas w
e in Soweto, just southwest o
e nesburg, but the cylinders di
y plode.
e Police spokesman Col. Le(
said police fired birdsh
a shotguns, aiming low, and m
n wounded were youngsters wi
f leg wounds. Police had no deta
d seriousness of the wounds.

ere mobs THE NOORDGEZICHT shootings to certain areas.
d a meat started after a crowd had stoned autos The 1976 riots erupted after the
ounded in and then turned on police, officials said. government ordered black students to
mfontein They reported police first used tear learn Afrikaans, the language of the
mbs and gas, then fired shotguns when the mob Dutch settlers. The violence raged for
did not disperse. months and spread to other black town-
velicles A spokeswoman at Johannesburg's ships in this white-ruled nation of 26
incidents Coronationville Hospital, where some million, 19 million of whom are black.
rding to of the injured were treated, said By the time the violence subsided at
ery truck children as young as seven and 10 were least 575 people had died, according to
as burned among the injured. She said others the government. Black journalists say
f Johan- were in their 20s. more than 700 were killed, most of them
d not ex- Boycotts scheduled by blacks and black.
mixed-race persons to mark the Soweto IN CLASHES yesterday:
on Mellet anniversary apparently fizzled. Gover- * Residents of Soweto said they saw
ot from nment and private employers said ab- at least four blacks being beaten by
ost of the senteeism was not extraordinary. police with nightsticks, and,
ith minor ALSO YESTERDAY, the gover- * Police dispersed gatherings of
ils on the nment accused the foreign media of in- youths in black regions near Pretoria,
citing blacks, and restricted reporters Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein, the
country's judicial capital.
In the only fatality reported in con-
nection with the anniversary, a 20-year-
old white constable was stabbed to
y i 'death when he took part in a baton
charge against a demonstration of non-
whites in Cape Town.
"If we go on as we are going on, we
are going to have a bloodbath," said
Anglican Bishop- Desmond Tutu, the
secretary general of the South African
Council of Churches. He is one of the
most prominent advocates of non-
violent protest against segregation.
"It won't be very long before I'm
a . .repudiated by these
youngsters ... we'll be shoved aside
for our moderation, for being sellouts,"
he told reporters at his home in Soweto.
"It may get to a point where it will be
a grave disadvantage to have a white
skin ... I've never felt more frightened
for our country," said Tutu.
In Soweto, home of nearly two million
blacks, trouble centered around the
A R G Td ( tRegina Mundi Roman Catholic Church

AN ISRAELI GUNBOAT (right) escorts an Israeli rubber dingy (left) towing the remains of a Palestinian boat which the
Israelis sank during a firefight early yesterday near the Israeli coastline.
Israeli navy F
kills three
Palestinian TW .
" M~on., Tue s., Thurs., Fri. :0o.9:3o PRAY H E'S OUT THERE
rr lla s sot.,un.,Wad. 1-40-70-9:30 ' SOMEWHERE!!
(Continued from Page -)
and killing the three raiders on it. The
battle was reported to have lasted only
three minutes. 0
Witnesses, including a group of Dutch ,m FP O
tourists, confirmed the government's M, T "h;, F T Fri
account. 5
A SHORT TIME after the battle, a - * *
stretch of beach north of Nahariya was
closed off, and Israeli patrol boats, ar- . I - - -- - -
mored vehicles and twin-engine planes Mon, Tue, Thor, Fri.
conducted an intensive land-sea search St., Sun, wed 1:30-4-35-7:00-9-30 fioo, Sun. "'Th S
for other guerrillas. No other raiders ROY SCHEIDER 7RSTS
were found. Mo., Tue., Thu, F, 7:309
Yesterday's attack was the fourth St. Sun., Wed. 1310" 70-
Palestinian attempt to raid the border An American
town by sea in the last year. It came at Dream
a time of heightened tension between Becomes a
Israel and the Arab population in the Love Story.
occypied lands. SI','Y SPtA( EK
The PLO has vowed revenge for the TOMMY (.E J)NES
maiming of two West Bank Palestinian 'o #114"
leaders in terrorist bombings June 2. DAUGHTER
Israeli extremists were believed ,,N,.-C.,. LPc CA31
responsible for the blasts, . ,

where victims of the 1976 rioting are
traditionally mourned.

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