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South african miners marikana released 20120906

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Over 500 police were dispatched to raid workers’ hostels at the Lonmin-owned Marikana platinum mine in South Africa.
South Africa’s government was absent from a memorial service held for 34 miners killed by police last year.
A further 102 workers from the troubled Marikana platinum mine were released today.
South Africa's government said it would arrest those who engage in "illegal gatherings" and carry weapons.
South african miners marikana released 20120906

Thousands of striking workers singing and carrying sticks march on a South African mine in Marikana on Sepember 5, 2012, as police were accused of shooting miners in cold blood during a crackdown that killed 34. Armoured police trucks and two police helicopters kept watch as around 3,000 miners arrived at the entrance of a shaft owned by the world's number three platinum producer Lomin where a deadly strike is now in its fourth week.

ALEXANDER JOE