South Africa Restricts Funerals

Associated Press

The white-minority government today banned outdoor funerals for victims of black unrest and forbade political speeches at all funerals. Anti-apartheid groups said the measures could spark more bloodshed.

Services for slain blacks have often drawn thousands of mourners and militants, and have been one of the last remaining forms of protest against apartheid in a nation in which political assemblies have long been banned.