During the 1960s and 1980s, South Africa was governed by the National Party, which imposed the apartheid system. The new system restricted the natives from voting and accessing the cities. In response to this, the international society greatly criticized the apartheid system. These critics were also highly supported by the resistance movements such as the 1976 Soweto Uprising and other underground movements in South Africa and other African countries such as African National Congress (ANC). Anti-Apartheid Movement was also among the international movements from Britain, which opposed the South African apartheid system while supporting the black population who were being persecuted by the apartheid policies.