South African Police Fire on Striking Miners

Earlier today, South African police fired on miners who are striking for increased pay, killing 18 people. This tragic situation — in which both sides have used violence and no one is blameless — highlights the crushing poverty that remains common in South Africa, and the desperation such poverty breeds.

NYTimes — South African Police Fire on Striking Miners

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