Long-standing prejudices between city and country resurfaced during the 1981 South African Springbok rugby team's tour. Support for the tour was strongest in country areas and weakest in cities. On 27 July anti-tour supporters ran onto Hamilton’s Rugby Park before kick-off and occupied the field’s centre, causing the cancellation of the game. The expectant crowd erupted and police had to shield the protesters from furious spectators. Here the Reverend George Armstrong addresses police during the occupation.
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