April 22, 2014

On this day April 22nd

DARC Ethiophile Chronicles

On this day

On 22 April1960, about 1,575 people were detained under South Africa's state of emergency that was declared by the South African government on 30 March 1960. The move by the government to declare the state of emergency came nine days after the Sharpeville massacre where nearly 70 people were killed by security police and scores left injured. During the same month the African National Congress (ANC), Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), and other liberation movements were banned by government under the Unlawful Organisations Act.

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