AFA week 13 - the violent uprising and rio±ng that arose...

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Word Count: 305 In this week’s selected reading published by The New Times news magazine for teens “Upfront” the article titled “1991: The End of Apartheid” was written by Michael Wines discussing the treacherous fight for freedom in abolishing South Africa’s vicious race laws. ON June 16 th thousands of teenagers gathered in the streets of Soweto South Africa; the revolutionary gathering that took place in the streets of a growing black ghetto included more than 10,000 students who were standing up to the governments new appeal to teach all major course work in Afrikaans, a Dutch based language influenced by their life-long white oppressors. The immediate effects of the organized protest were felt within an hour of the start of the march, when police attacked the unarmed crowd of students, opening fire on the crowd and killing 23 students. The following not so immediate effects resulted in even more deaths with estimates claiming at least another 600 lives that were taken throughout the following months due to
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Unformatted text preview: the violent uprising and rio±ng that arose in South Africa as a result of the a´air. The uprising became known as the Soweto uprising and feed the bullets that killed apartheid in South Africa in 1991. The Soweto uprising was a trying ±me for the apartheid, as the rio±ng con±nued strong the founda±on of the apartheid started to break down. The government reached a point where they could no longer hold the violent crowds and they were forced to make a decision to compromise Fnding new ways to dissuade the enraged crowds they invoked. Ul±mately, the government was s±ll excluding blacks from posi±ons of power and in³uence. On June 17, 1991 South Africa’s Parliament repealed apartheid with a vote, the decision broke down the legal framework of apartheid and Mandela won the Presiden±al elec±on just three short years later in 1994....
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