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21 March 1960 – Sharpeville, South Africa. Following the campaign by the Pan-African Congress, thousands of black protesters marched against the pass laws of the apartheid regime. The police opened fire on the crowd. Sixty-nine people were killed, and hundreds injured.
16 August 2012 – Marikana, South Africa. Platinum workers have been on a wildcat strike against harsh working conditions, low wages and exploitation of labour. The police opened fire on the strikers and killed thirty-four workers.
14 May 1931 – Ådalen, Sweden. Industrial workers went on strike to protest against the decay in their working conditions. During the demonstrations, the police ...