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South africa lonmin marikana mine shooting 20120817

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Witnesses say police opened fire on striking workers at the Lonmin Marikana platinum mine in South Africa.
The Lonmin Marikana mine shootings left 34 people dead.
Controversial charges against the South African miners involved in clashes at Lonmin mine have been suspended.
South africa lonmin marikana mine shooting 20120817

Police surround fallen miners after they opened fire during clashes at the Lonmin Marikana platinum mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, on August 16, 2012. Hundreds of workers armed with machetes, sticks and metal rods had gathered on a hillside near the mine, defying police orders to disperse. Several people were lying on the ground, some bleeding from wounds, after the crowd fled, according to an AFP reporter. Police say at least 30 people were killed.

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