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."

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

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