02 April 2005

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Sharpeville Massacre

**When the emails about this day of remembrance went around, I didn't pay any attention to them but had it in the back of my mind to look later. Today was later, and what I found was an incredible story which I'm sure many of you already know, but for the benefit of those who don't, I wanted to include it here. It's like Bloody Sunday, only on a larger scale. Nor did it end there, as the following blog entry relates:

Filed March 21, 2005

Sharpville 1960, the beginning of the end

Today is Human Rights day in South Africa and whilst it is intended to celebrate all human rights the history of the day started in Sharpville in 1960 when the apartheid state killed 67 peaceful protesters, shooting most of them in the back as they fled.

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Police Commander D H Pienaar said: "If they do these things, they must learn their lessons the hard way." - BBC

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