South African police massacres striking workers at Marikana - call for protest action
At least 46 workers were shot dead, and many more injured, on 16 August as a massive police and army assault was launched to crush a strike by thousands of workers at platinum miner Lonmin’s shafts in Marikana outside Rustenburg, in addition to at least six mine workers who were killed in clashes earlier on in the strike which began 10 August.