San Diego

About 50 demonstrators, holding candles and wearing placards, gathered on the steps of the San Diego City Hall Friday to protest the city's investments in corporations that do business with South Africa. The group chanted, "U.S. out of South Africa" and sang "We Shall Overcome," as city employees left the building at 5 p.m. Referring to the massacre of 17 blacks by South African police in Johannesburg this week, Greg Akili, co-chairman of San Diegans for Divestment, said, "We are outraged at the massacre, and we are even more outraged that the city is investing their pension funds in legal racism. As long as the government is not doing anything, we must continue to have boycotts and demonstrations."

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