pic6005. Sharpeville massacre protest, 27 March 1960

Description:

Thousands of demonstrators marched through central London on 27 March 1960 to protest against the massacre of 69 unarmed demonstrators at Sharpeville on 21 March. The march was organised by the Boycott Movement, together with the Movement for Colonial Freedom and the Committee of African Organisations. It was followed by a rally in Trafalgar Square, organised by the Labour Party. In the days following the shootings, there were scuffles with police outside South Africa House as crowds gathered to protest.

Year:
1960
Format:
Photograph
Copyright:
Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London
Holding Institution:
Museum of London