The sharpeville massacre was an event which occurred on 21 march 1960, at the police station in the south african township of sharpeville in transvaal (today part of gauteng) after a day of demonstrations against pass laws, a crowd of about 5,000 to 7,000 protesters went to the police station.
The sharpeville massacre, which occurred on march 21, 1960, in the township of sharpeville, south africa, was the incident that to that point resulted in the deaths of the largest number of south africans in a protest against apartheid it also came to symbolize that struggle. The sharpeville massacre, which occurred on march 21, 1960, in the township of sharpeville, south africa, was the incident that to that point resulted in the deaths of the largest number of south africans in a protest against apartheid.
The sharpeville massacre, which occurred on march 21, 1960, in the township of sharpeville, south africa, resulted in what was then the largest number deaths in a protest against apartheid it also came to symbolize that struggle. The crowd began throwing stones at the police, giving them reason to open fire two demonstrators were killed in langa and 49 injured the sharpeville massacre in the growth of international anti-apartheid resistance how the novel informs your understanding of african culture and and global relations sipping tea and reading a book.
The sharpeville massacre of 21 march 1960, which left 69 unarmed black south africans dead, and more than 180 injured, drew the world’s attention to the evil of the apartheid system practiced within south africa the protest at sharpeville, a black township about forty miles south of johannesburg. The attitude of the south african government to the event at sharpeville can be seen from its reaction to the civil claims lodged the following september by 224 persons for damages amounting to around £400,000 arising from the sharpeville killings. Sharpeville massacre: sharpeville massacre, (march 21, 1960), incident in the black township of sharpeville, near vereeniging, south africa, in which police fired on a crowd of blacks, killing or wounding some 250 of them it was one of the first and most violent demonstrations against apartheid in south africa the.
When the news of the sharpeville massacre reached cape town a group of between 1000 to 5000 protestors gathered at the langa flats bus terminus around 17h00 on 21 march 1960 this was in direct defiance of the government's country-wide ban on public meetings and gatherings of more than ten persons.
The sharpeville massacre by samantha gayle the sharpeville massacre happened on march 21, 1960 it was at the police station, in the town of sharpvillle. The sharpeville massacre, as the event has become known, signaled the start of armed resistance in south africa, and prompted worldwide condemnation of south africa's apartheid policies build-up to the massacre. The savage massacre of african patriots at sharpeville and other places in south africa on march 21, 18 this forecast, based on a deep understanding of african hatred for white settler domination, the sharpeville massacre: its historic significance in the struggle against apartheid.