Tag Archives: National Union of Students

A suitable anniversary: youth and student action to close apartheid’s embassy

It is a joyful coincidence that our book¬†Youth Activism and Solidarity: the Non-Stop Picket against Apartheid has been published on 19 October 2017. On this day, thirty-two years ago, hundreds of students and other young people took mass direct action … Continue reading

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City Group lead students in mass direct action against apartheid

Exactly six months to the day before the Non-Stop Picket started, the City of London Anti-Apartheid Group led a spectacular protest outside the South African Embassy in Trafalgar Square.¬† On 19 October 1985, three hundred and twenty-two people were arrested … Continue reading

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