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The South African police gunned down striking miners, killing some and wounding others, after failing to get protesters to disperse during a strike.
The Washington Post reports:
Police declined to offer casualty figures after the shooting at the Lonmin PLC mine near Marikana, a dusty town about 70 kilometers (40 miles) northwest of Johannesburg. However, police ministry spokesman Zweli Mnisi acknowledged late Thursday some of the miners there had been killed as more police and soldiers surrounded the hostels and shacks near Lonmin’s shuttered platinum mine.