defined council property. The crowd were all on the other side of the fence. The police came up and warned us that if we stayed the violence would get much worse. We decided to stay, continuing to insist on being allowed to enter the pool with the aboriginal children. Tomatoes and eggs continued to be thrown.
Then - breakthrough! The mayor came up to us and stated categorically that he would be prepared to sign a motion to rescind the 1955 statute we were protesting against, and would get two other aldermen to co-sign it. We started having a discussion then and there, but then the mayor and three other aldermen (Mills, Jones, and James) went into the baths and had a private discussion with our tour executive (Charlie, Jim, and Pat). While they had their discussion we sat outside singing freedom songs, e.g. "We shall Overcome", "If you Miss Me at the Back of the Bus", "I'm so Glad", "Sinner Man" and so on.
Then they came out and stated that if we agreed, the Mayor would put forward a motion, signed by himself and the other three, to have the motion rescinded and to consider