”Police Shootings Must Stop!”flyer issued by the National Action Committee, ANC, and South African Indian Congress, November 1952

POLICE SHOOTINGS MUST STOP!

The police have fired on unarmed crowds at Kimberley, Denver Hostel, East London. Many people were killed. These shootings follow Mr. Swart's order to shoot and take law in their own hands.
We protest against this outrageous order.
We demand that the shootings must stop!

MALAN GOVERNMENT'S PLOT AGAINST NON-EUROPEANS

These shootings are a part of the Government's plot to weaken the DE­FIANCE CAMPAIGN and to ruthlessly oppress the non-European people.
THE GOVERNMENT WANTS:
* TO CREATE race riots between European and non-European, Indian and African, and African and
Coloured;
* TO USE the riots and general disturbances to cause panic among the Europeans so as to drive them
into the arms of the Nationalists;
* TO DECLARE a state of National Emergency, to seize absolute power, to cut off the leaders from the people and to impose a fascist dictatorship on the country.

THEIR METHODS ARE:

TO SEND OUT agents among the people to provoke incidents which can be used by the police as a pretext for shooting and to incite and preach race hatred;
TO ACCUSE the Indians, blame the Africans and praise the Coloureds;
TO USE THE POLICE for the purpose of inciting racial strife between the Africans and Indians and for the distribution of literature propagating Apartheid.

BEWARE!

* DO NOT be provoked—Do not listen to those who preach vio­lence—Avoid rioting—Follow Congress lead—BE PEACEFUL, DIS­CIPLINED, NON-VIOLENT.
* DO NOT listen to those who talk against any section of our population—Any one who speaks against the Indian, the Coloured, the Chinese, the African or European is an enemy of the people and an
agent of the Government.

BEWARE!

LET US NOT ALLOW OURSELVES TO BE DIVERTED FROM THE
COURSE OF ACTION LAID DOWN BY OUR CONGRESSES
..OUR DUTY. JOIN AND BE AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF CONGRESS.
ENLIST AS A VOLUNTEER IN THE DEFIANCE CAMPAIGN.
SUPPORT THE DEFIANCE CAMPAIGN
STAND BY YOUR LEADERS AND AWAIT CONGRESS CALL.

Issued by National Action Committee, African National Congress and South African Indian Congress, P.O. Box 2948, Johannesburg.