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Marikana massacre

Overview16 August massacreBackgroundFirst protestsPrior peaceful protests and fatal clashesFollowing protestsOther protestsArrests

On the afternoon of 16 August, members of a contingent of the South African Police Service, from an elite special unit, opened fire with assault rifles R5 rifles, on a group of strikers. Within minutes 34 miners were killed, and at least 78 were wounded. The incident was the single most lethal use of force by South African security forces against civilians since the Sharpeville massacre during the apartheid era.
Footage from several different angles shows that the police were pushing the strikers into a small area.

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Striking mineworkers injured in South Africa Labour strife

22/05/2013· We begin in South Africa where ten striking miners at chemicals group, Lanxess were admitted to hospital after clashes with security guards. Authorities clos

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South African police 'shot miners to protect themselves

17/08/2012· Riah Phiyega, says the officers South Africanmissioner Riah Phiyega says officers who shot and killed 34 striking miners in Marikana on Thursday acted in self defence.

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Marikana massacre: the untold story of the strike leader

19/05/2015· The long read: In 2012 a strike at the Marikana mine in South Africa ended in the killing of 34 miners. Investigations have revealed one man emerged who tried

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Striking South African miners, company reach deal CNN

19/09/2012· Miners at a South African platinum operation where 34 co workers were killed in a clash with police will end their strike after a wage agreement was reached, officials said Tuesday.

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Miners' Strike: South Africa 1922

17/08/2012· Video shows workers under a hail of bullets shot by police. The police say they were trying to protect their own lives.For more CNN videos, check out our You

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Platinum miners in South Africa go on strike South

24/01/2014· Thu 23 Jan 2014 18.11 EST. 18. 18. Tens of thousands of platinum miners went on strike in South Africa on Thursday, seeking higher wages and

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Miners' Strike: South Africa 1922

17/08/2012· Video shows workers under a hail of bullets shot by police. The police say they were trying to protect their own lives.For more CNN videos, check out our You

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Striking miners killed by security forces in South Africa

Striking miners killed by security forces in South Africa Earlier today at least seven striking miners have been gunned down and killed by security forces at South African platinum mine. The killings are the latest in a long line of deaths during a strike thatplicated by a bitter and violent inter union dispute over membership numbers.

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After the massacre: life in South Africas platinum mining

15/08/2014· Two years ago, 34 striking miners in South Africa were shot dead by security forces. The cover up was a national scandal. But do this summers wage protests herald a major force for change

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Marikana massacre

Overview16 August massacreBackgroundFirst protestsPrior peaceful protests and fatal clashesFollowing protestsOther protestsArrests

On the afternoon of 16 August, members of a contingent of the South African Police Service, from an elite special unit, opened fire with assault rifles R5 rifles, on a group of strikers. Within minutes 34 miners were killed, and at least 78 were wounded. The incident was the single most lethal use of force by South African security forces against civilians since the Sharpeville massacre during the apartheid era.
Footage from several different angles shows that the police were pushing the strikers into a small area.

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Striking mineworkers injured in South Africa Labour strife

22/05/2013· We begin in South Africa where ten striking miners at chemicals group, Lanxess were admitted to hospital after clashes with security guards. Authorities clos

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South Africa's Lonmin miners accept pay rise to end strike

18/09/2012· Striking platinum miners at Lonmin's Marikana mine in South Africa accepted a hefty pay rise offer on Tuesday, ending six weeks of violent labor unrest that killed 45 people and rattled Africa's

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South African Police Fire on Striking Miners The New

17/08/2012· Striking South African miners, armed with machetes and sticks, chant slogans on Thursday, near the Marikana mine in South Africa. Credit At

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Striking miners killed by security forces in South Africa

Yesterday, South African police ordered thousands of striking miners to leave the vicinity of the Lonmin Marikana platinum mine or face being forcibly removed. Up to 3,000 police officers, an elite paramilitary unit, supported by horses and helicopters, confronted the miners and delivered their ultimatum.

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Miners' Strike: South Africa 1922

26/10/2021· Miners' Strike. South Africa 1922. Synopsis. In early 1922, white South African workers in the Witwatesrand gold mining region went on strike. The strike soon became a violent rebellionsometimes known as the Rand Revoltthat pitted the white miners against the mine owners and the government.

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South Africa shocked by police shootings at mine CNN

18/08/2012· South African miners killed during strike Striking South African miners armed with homemade spears and pangas chant slogans near the Marikana platinum mine on August 16, 2012. Rising tensions

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Platinum miners in South Africa go on strike South

23/01/2014· Striking miners at a rally near Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana on Thursday. South African officials have appealed for dialogue and say they will act decisively to enforce the law.

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Striking South African miners, company reach deal CNN

19/09/2012· Striking South African miners, company reach deal. From Nkepile Mabuse, CNN. Updated 0206 GMT 1006 HKT September 19, 2012 . JUST WATCHED Life of a miner in South Africa

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Marikana miners strike for better wages, 2012 Global

The miners, who were not originally striking, later returned to work, but the striking miners continued their action. The 270 detained miners were charged with murder under an apartheid era law. The South African Ministry of Labor began mediations on 28 August, and the miners continued to insist that their salaries be raised to 12,500 Rand a month.

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South Africa Striking Miners Massacred by Police

25/08/2012· South Africa Striking Miners Massacred by Police The ANC has never at any period in its history . condemned capitalist society. The meaning of these words, proclaimed by Nelson Mandela at his trial in 1964, has now been spelt out in workers blood.

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South African police shoot dead striking miners South

17/08/2012· After three minutes of gunfire, bodies littered the ground in pools of blood. The South African police ministry said more than 30 striking miners had been killed.

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