SOUTH AFRICA: The Violent Aftershock at Soweto

For a few desperate hours last week, it looked like a reprise of the bloody rioting in Soweto township, during which 176 people were killed and 1,139 injured in the worst racial violence in South Africa's history (TIME. June 28). On Wednesday, a crowd of 20,000 angry blacks, most of them students, gathered at dawn outside Soweto's Orlando Stadium, determined to march ten miles to police headquarters in downtown Johannesburg. Their goal: to demand the release of four student leaders arrested since the June violence.

Police had declared they were "ready for anything"...

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