South African mine workers charged with murder

South African mine workers charged with murder

Workers arrested at a mine in South Africa have been charged with the murder of 34 of their colleagues who were shot by police.

According to authorities, the 270 workers will stand trial because they were in the crowd which confronted officers on August 16.

Over 100 protestors gathered outside court today, where they demanded freedom for the workers.

They claim the men are the victims of the "most deadly police action" since South Africa became a democracy in 1994.

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