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The treason trials started off like an action-packed cowboy film
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Credit Line Drum Social Histories / Baileys African History Archive / Africa Media Online
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Keywords Drum Magazine,South Africa,South African history,black and white image,square,February,ANC,politics,1957,Treason Trial,Johannesburg,protests,demonstrations,1950s,
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Country South Africa
City Johannesburg
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Title The treason trials started off like an action-packed cowboy film
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Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Description DM2000012509:SAED:POLITICS:FEB1957 - Big Noisy Trial - The treason trials started off like an action-packed cowboy film when 156 men and women came before the court in Johannesburg at a preparatory examination. The treason trials, now the talk of South Africa and the world at large, started with a bang-bang-bang. There was drama inside the Drill Hall, where the preparatory examination into charges of high treason alleged against more than 150 persons from various organisations was held before the Chief Magistrate of Bloemfontein, Mr F.C.A. Wessel. And there was drama outside in the streets of Johannesburg when the police clashed several times with the crowd. All because the Drill Hall could not accommodate all the 5 000 people outside. First is was a booing that led to a baton charge that led to a stone-throwing that led to a gun-shooting. And side interludes of snatching Press cameras and arresting photographers. Everybodey was in a dirty mood, and as the police and the public were t
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