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1976 Soweto protest 1976 Soweto protest
by The Ovi Team
2017-06-16 10:04:50
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June 16th 1976; Soweto protest turns violent. At least 12 people are reported to have been killed in a series of violent clashes between black demonstrators and police in several South African townships. Angry youths threw stones and beer bottles at police, as a protest against the compulsory use of Afrikaans as the main teaching language in black schools turned violent.

The violence spread from one end of the city to the other, with fires in Soweto reaching Alexandra, a township in the northern outskirts close to some of the rich white suburbs. The Times newspaper called it the worst outbreak of racial violence seen in South Africa since the Sharpeville massacre 16 years ago. There are known to be at least two black children among the dead and two white men. The final number of dead may be much higher. Ambulance drivers say they were unable to get through the crowds to reach the injured.

 


   
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