Demonstrations began outside the South African Embassy in Washington DC and continued on an almost daily basis as anti-apartheid protesters demanded a stronger anti-South Africa policy from the United States (U.S.) government.
U.S. Congressman Walter Fauntroy and three other civil rights activists, Randall Robinson, were arrested for the sit-in at South African embassy in Washington DC.
The Free South Africa Movement (FSAM) went on to discuss violations of human rights under the apartheid government.
At the end of the meeting they refused to leave the building and began a sit-in.
Source: South African History Online