Occupy Oakland rallies for Marikana miners

2012-08-25 20:13
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Marikana mourns dead miners

2012-08-23 14:41

A week after the deadly Lonmin mine shootings thousands gathered under a white marquee for the memorial service for the 34 miners shot. WATCH.WATCH

Cape Town - About 100 Occupy Oakland members rallied in support of the Lonmin Marikana miners who were shot dead during an illegal strike, Digital Journal reported on Saturday.

The group gathered on Friday in Oscar Grant Plaza in Oakland, California, carrying placards and handing out pamphlets about the shooting in the North West province in South Africa.

Some of the banners read: "This is post-apartheid?", "Expropriate without compensation South African Industries and Banks" and "Workers' lives are worth more than platinum."

Thirty-four striking workers were shot dead and 78 were wounded last Thursday when police tried to disperse a group of protesting miners who had gathered on a hill near the mine.

In the preceding week, 10 people, including two police officers and two security guards, were killed in violent protests at the Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana.
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