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This image was taken (but not used) for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 22 July 1981, with the caption: "Half mast flag marks 'shame' day: Palmerston North's anti-tour protestors marked New Zealand's 'National Day of Shame' with a peaceful march through the central City." The 'Day of Shame' march was the largest of several protest events before and after the Springbok Rubgy team played Manawatū in Palmerston North in 1 August 1981. The March moved from St Patrick's cathedral, down Broadway Avenue, circled the Square, ending in the 'Lion's Den' quadrant. 500 demonstrators began the march but the numbers may have swelled to 1000 by its end. The protesters were occasionally heckled by pro-tour members of the public. March chants included "Don't scrum with racist scum", and "We don't want your racist tour".

Identification

Object type
Image
Archive
Manawatū Evening Standard Negative Collection
Relation
2017-20
Date
July 22, 1981
Digitisation ID
2021N_2017-20_034778_004
Format
B&W negative
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