The Ugly Fight for White Rights

"We are Boer people! We are fighters!" thundered Eugene Terreblanche, leader of the Afrikaner Resistance Movement (A.W.B.), the bastion of white supremacists unwilling to accept South Africa's changing destiny. "I think there will be more explosions and more actions if the government ignores the just claim of my people who demand some land." The fiery rhetoric inspired some of the 300 khaki-clad men and pistol-packing women to rough up and then oust a black American reporter attending the otherwise desultory rally. The motive behind all the violence: a whites-only homeland.

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