South African police open fire on striking miners - video
Police have opened fire on a crowd of striking workers at a platinum mine, leaving an unknown number of people injured and possibly dead. Police moved in on the strikers who gathered on a rocky outcrop near the Lonmin mine, about 40 miles north-west of Johannesburg. The video shows the moment when South African police opened fire on the miners
Warning: this video contains graphic images
South African police open fire on striking miners - video | World news | guardian.co.uk
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The worst thing about that is that we have a white Afrikaner directing Coloured police.
Soweto 2 maybe.
South Africa had their revolution....the rainbow revolution or something or other.
From what I read, not a hell of a lot has changed....
Anyway thanks OP...
(it wasn't really very graphic/)
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Dood, that was ugly.
Have some green!
This topic should be on fire.
I saw the footage on 'normal' news channels on cable. I was half asleep and pottering about this morning so I thought it was a reconstruction at first. Went for a shower. Came back down and I see it again. It's for real.
Hardly a murmur on the internet. Meanwhile in London, some hippie-child has crossed the line, seen the potential consequences, shit himself and has bottled it by running off to the embassy of a South American country.
Unfair I know. It's comparing Africans with Assanges, but that was clear footage of people being killed. No rage.
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I didn't JD. I know I should.
The part I was talking about is somewhere around 1:30. Why the White people won't help them.
Also the new focus for mainstream media is the curtailing of internet freedom...the bigs have got to get this internet thingy under control...so pick off a couple of the biggest "offenders" Assange...Mr. Dotcom... while demonizing them and programming the public into believing that the internet needs to be controlled "for their own safety"...
I'm surprised that the demise of Demonoid is not front page across the planet...
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This has been quite high profile news here (Oz) and it seems to be a very complicated situation (beyond mining companies making a shitload of money exploiting cheap labour) without throwing inaccurate race politics into the mix...
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It's a big story here and there but not on this forum.
In the US some nutter can kill a few and we have 100 posts. Elsewhere a platoon of sane men can slaughter 30 guys and it's equates with hohum. Nobody on this forum gives a shit. Just like the scene in the flick .. how was it ..... They won't be sending any relief. You see it isn't because you're niggers, it's because you're African niggers.
You see, white people usually only care if the person killed is white. Bonus points if they're young, blonde, female, and/or pretty.
Every time the local news in the U.S. says a "beautiful girl" was murdered I want to rape the journo with a syphilitic leper rhinoceros. Do they do that in other countries/languages?
Didn't they chop 2 cops to death the day before? And shoot at them with pistols? Them rush em with spears and machetes? It's horrific loss of life, they should of tear gassed the fark outta the area before it got to this point, but where in the world can you kill cops, shoot at them, them rush em with weapons and expect a non-lethal group hug?
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Yeah...a little back story helps to put it in context doesn't it...
Seems they got what they deserved...seems police tried everything short of live ammunition for days....seems completely justified self-defense...Protests at the Marikana mine, 60 miles north-west of Johannesburg, began last week when workers walked out seeking a pay increase to 12,500 rand (£976) a month. The trouble intensified over the weekend, driven by a wider feud between two unions.
Two policemen died in a machete attack by a mob near the mine; two security guards were hacked to death and a union said one of its members was killed while trying to report for duty. The body of a middle-aged man who had been bludgeoned to death could be seen in the area on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported, as several thousand miners held another protest over working conditions.
South African platinum mine shut down after deadly union clashes | World news | guardian.co.uk