HC Deb 16 July 1984 vol 64 c6W
Mr. Cohen

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department at what date the Metropolitan police became aware of the weekly anti-apartheid demonstrations outside the South African embassy; from what date the demonstrators were removed to Duncannon street; why they have been moved; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Hurd

The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis tells me that the first demonstration was on 24 August 1982; that action has been taken to prevent demonstrations immediately outside the embassy since 26 May 1984; and that the action has been taken in pursuance of articles 22 and 29 of the Vienna convention (to which the Diplomatic Privileges Act 1964 gives effect).