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Mon, 03.21.1960

Killings in Sharpsville, South Africa

*On this date in 1960, police in Sharpeville, near Johannesburg, South Africa, fired on Black South Africans protesting racially biased pass laws.

The protesters suffered 72 deaths and more than 200 injuries in two days of violence. The incident is known as the “Sharpsville Massacre.”

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