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South African police open fire

Submitted by Roanman on Sun, 09/02/2012 - 17:19


Our Labor Day post is very tough to watch.

From Reuters.

This is the raw footage of South African police opening fire on striking/rioting (take your pick) Lonmin miners August 16, 2012.

270 miners who didn't happen to have been shot dead by the Police were subsequently charged with murder.

Those charges have now been dropped ..... provisionally.

Can we even begin to imagine the desperation that would drive people armed only with hatchets and clubs to attack a line of police armed to the teeth with automatic weapons?


Coming to a township near you.


We've an update from the BBC Africa.

3 September 2012 Last updated at 09:49 E

New South Africa mine shooting 'injures four workers'

Security guards have wounded four striking gold miners with rubber bullets near the South African city of Johannesburg, police say.

The mine is partly owned by a company in which South African President Jacob Zuma's nephew, Khulubuse, and Nelson Mandela's grandson, Zondwa, have a stake.


Of course it is.