Place in South African history
On 21 March 1960 the Sharpeville massacre occurred when the PAC (Pan Africanist Congress) organised a protest in which black Africans burnt the pass books which restricted them from going in certain areas. What had started as a peaceful protest soon became violent, as a result of which threatened South African police opened fire on the crowd. Sixty nine people were killed and 178 wounded by police during the violence." Credit wikipedia.org
Our world is full of such stories...
All over the world great wrongs
Have been committed only later
Apologized for, only later noted
Down as a great wrong committed;
Sharpeville sends chills down many
A South African spine: white,
Black or colored; in 1960, as with
The recent, though frightening, similar,
Incident which occurred with the
Marikana 'Massacre' in Rustenburg,
South Africa, where 34 workers were
Killed and an additional 78 other
Workers injured when police opened
Fire on thousands of striking miners...
This event occurring in August 16 2012;
What does this mean? In 1960 it was
Classified as a racial incident; 2012
Was black police officers shooting
And killing black protesters...; time
Reveals allot of similarities and coincidences,
But racism at times is blamed for
Most outcomes - unless the event is
Obvious, or just needing a reason for
Greater events to come along quicker.
All in all it is the civilian population
Which always bares the full wrath
And brunt of change.