South Africa marks apartheid massacre

Country marks 53rd anniversary of Sharpeville killings in which 69 black protesters died.

    South Africans are marking the 1960 Sharpeville massacre in which police shot dead 69 black demonstrators.

    The protesters were angry at restrictions that meant blacks and other races had to carry a pass book at all times - showing where they were allowed to go - during the apartheid era.

    Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Johannesburg.

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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