Sharpeville Black township, n of Vereeniging, South Africa, scene of a massacre by security forces in March 1960. A large gathering of local people demonstrating against the pass laws failed to obey orders to disperse. The police opened fire, killing 67 people and wounding 186. The massacre led to greater militancy in the struggle against apartheid.
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