Remembering the Sharpeville Massacre

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Sharpeville - Saturday 21 March 2015 marked the 55th anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre. A commemorative plate stands to remind fellow South African's that the massacre victims' sacrificed their lives for democracy.

Sharpeville - Saturday 21 March 2015 marked the 55th anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre. A commemorative plate stands to remind fellow South African's that the massacre victims' sacrificed their lives for democracy.

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Sharpeville - Saturday 21 March 2015 marked the 55th anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre. A commemorative plate stands to remind fellow South African's that the massacre victims' sacrificed their lives for democracy.

Sharpeville - Saturday 21 March 2015 marked the 55th anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre. A commemorative plate stands to remind fellow South African's that the massacre victims' sacrificed their lives for democracy.

SHARPEVILLE - Hundreds gathered in Sharpeville Township on Human Rights Day to commemorate events that forever changed the course of South Africa&39;s history.

69 protestors marching against the apartheid pass laws were shot and killed by police and hundreds wounded on that day.

Those that attended the ceremony were reminded of the long and hard fight for democracy.

* eNCA reporter Nickolaus Bauer has more on this story. Watch the video in the gallery above.