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Sharpeville massacre Line breaks: Sharpe|ville mas|sacre
Pronunciation: /ˈʃɑːpvɪl/

Definition of Sharpeville massacre in English:

The killing of sixty-nine anti-apartheid demonstrators by security forces at Sharpeville, a black township south of Johannesburg, on 21 March 1960. Following the massacre, the South African government banned the African National Congress and the Pan-Africanist Congress.

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