JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Riot police moved in today with tear gas and whips just before Winnie Mandela was to speak at an illegal university rally to protest Wednesday's whites-only election. At least 120 youths, both black and white, were arrested.
The crackdown by more than 200 police officers marked the second time in four days that authorities have gone onto the campus of the University of Witwatersrand to break up protests. It also was the latest in a series of police clashes with students around the country.
Police, in a convoy of yellow armored personnel carriers, mounted four separate assaults on groups of students and university staff. American and British television cameramen and photographers were arrested along with the students.
Network Crews Detained
All three American networks--CBS, ABC and NBC--said their crews were detained. British-based Visnews journalists were also taken into custody.
The journalists were released after about an hour. Police confiscated film and videotapes but allowed reporters to keep their equipment after taking down their names and addresses.