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Civilians protest against government laws and apartheid racial discrimination policies in South Africa.
African civilians protest in Sharpeville, South Africa. Civilians gather on a street outside a police station. They demonstrate against government apartheid laws and against policies which require the civilians to carry passes all the time. People holding boards and placards. A sign reads: 'Freedom in our lifetime'. Police fire at the demonstrators. Many people are killed and injured in the police action which became known as the Sharpeville massacre. Dead bodies and wounded men lying on the street. Location: Sharpeville South Africa. Date: March 21, 1960.
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Sharpeville massacre South Africa
Sharpeville South Africa
civilians demonstrate against Apartheid
police fire on South African protestors
wounded lying on street