The regime of Nelson Mandela attracted more and more followers every year. The government of RSA considered that his imprisonment would calm down the aggressive behavior of his supporters. However, even the arrest of the political leader did not stop those, who voted against apartheid. The movements took place in different cities and London was not the exception. The protest action, which was held in 1980 on the Trafalgar Square, aimed to remind the government of the RSA about their devotion to Mandela by the intended calling for his release. The aim of this work is to analyze London’s anti-apartheid movement as a social event. In his work Håkan Thörn expresses the thought that: "The international anti-apartheid movement was one of the first really global social movements of the previous century" (Håkan Thörn, 2006).
All changes in the society are predetermined by the particular external reasons. Most of them concern the values, which the population aims to protect at any expense. However, any values have the ability to change with the span of time, which causes the response of the population to the authorities, who bear the responsibility for any events, appearing in the country. Thus, the movement of 1980, was a response of the society to the change of the political ideals and violation of the rights of the minorities. The authors of the book The Road to Democracy claim that: "When Tennyson Makiwane arrived in London in 1959, he and Vella Pillay and Abdul Minty played a significant role in the newly established Boycott Movement that was renamed the Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM) on 16 March 1960" (The Road to Democracy, 2004). Th boycott attracted a lot of students, C. Gourney claims that: “On 28 February 1960, the movement launched a March Month, Boycott Action at a rally in Trafalgar Square. Speakers at the rally included Labour Party Leader Hugh Gaitskell, Liberal MP Jeremy Thorpe, Conservative peer John Grigg, 2nd Baron