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BODYGUARDS HELP DE KLERKS FLEE TEAR GAS

Bodyguards rushed President F.W. de Klerk and his wife to safety after right-wing protesters sprayed tear gas during a raucous college rally.

Police said Justice Minister Kobie Coetsee was slightly injured as people ran to escape the tear gas at the University of the Orange Free State late Monday in Bloemfontein.Officials said the president and Mrs. Marike de Klerk were not hurt in the incident during the rally backing a March 17 whites-only referendum on whether to end apartheid.