CLIP: SOUTH AFRICA – SOWETO UPRISING, 1976

February 11, 2021

In 1976, the South African government introduced a policy of educating all students in Afrikaans rather than English.

Although students protested about this peacefully they were met with tear gas and bullets from security forces. The footage of the violence is dramatic and disturbing. The focus then shifts to the angry response of those that had been fired upon and tear-gassed that followed. Protesters from the time explain their feeling and their motivation. 

First broadcast in ‘People’s Century’ on 20 October 1996.

WARNING: This clip contains some violence and some disturbing scenes.

Click the link to view the clip: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00x9s2s

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