South Africa: Overcoming Apartheid

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Police presence during pass laws protest in Church Square



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Police watch protestors from an armored vehicle during a protest march against passes in front of Parliament. In the heated aftermath of the Sharpeville Massacre, Col. Terry Terblanche defied orders to disperse the crowd and, instead, negotiated with University of Western Cape student Philip Kgosana. They were able to prevent the demonstration of 30,000 people from becoming violent.



March 30, 1960

Collection: Cape Times Collection

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