South African Police Open Fire on Striking Miners Killing Over a Dozen

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South African Police Open Fire on Striking Miners Killing Over a Dozen

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Common Dreams staff

South African police opened fire on striking platinum miners on Thursday killing at least a dozen, news agencies are reporting.

Workers began their strike on Friday over low pay, an act mine owner Lonmin dubbed "illegal."


Naomi Klein Block


Reuters reports that the "scenes that drew comparisons with apartheid-era brutality."

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