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Virgin Islands Delegate, 74 Others Arrested in South Africa Protest

January 24, 1985

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Seventy-five anti-apartheid demonstrators, including the Virgin Islands delegate to the U.S. House or Representatives, were arrested Wednesday outside the South African Embassy, police said.

Delegate Ron DeLugo and the others were charged with demonstrating within 500 feet of an embassy, a misdemeanor offense, according to police spokesman Wendell Samuels.

A total of 130 people carried signs and banners in the demonstration against South Africa’s apartheid policy of racial separation, Samuels said.

The latest arrests brought to 451 the number of those taken into custody outside the embassy on Massachusetts Avenue in Northwest Washington since Nov. 21 when the demonstrations began.

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