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Three minutes of silence for Marikana workers - August 29
Source Michael Lebowitz
Date 12/08/28/10:55

*Solidarity Action With the Marikana Workers and Communities!*
*Call for National and International Solidarity*
*3 Minutes of Silence, 1pm, August 29th*

In the aftermath of the barbaric Marikana massacre of 16th August in
which 34 Lonmin mine workers were shot in cold blood by the South
African Police Services, South Africa has started burying the murdered
workers. Workers are being taken back to their home areas to be buried.
In some places a few burials have taken place.

In this moment, the Democratic Left Front working with other social
justice organisations call on all South Africans and international
friends to say farewell to these workers with the observance of 3
minutes of silence on August 29th , at 1pm (in symbolic reference to
the 3 minutes it took the callous South African Police Services to mow
down the 34 workers on 16 August 2012).

Also on 29th of August, in Johannesburg, we will be hosting a lunch
time (1-2pm) inter-faith memorial service at the Central Methodist
Church and will commence with 3 Minutes of Silence. This memorial
service will be addressed by the representatives of the Marikana workers
and communities. All are welcome to attend.The Central Methodist Church
is an important location for this event given that it has been a place
of refuge for Zimbabwean migrants who are constantly facing violence and
harassment from South Africa's police services.

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