June 16 is Youth Day in South Africa. This photo (taken by Sam Nzima) is of an iconic South African boy called Hector Pietersen. On this day in 1976, schoolchildren gathered in the Soweto township in protest over an apartheid law that forced them to study and write their exams in Afrikaans (one of 11 official SA languages and traditionally spoken mostly by a white minority). The police opened fire on the children as they sang and the dying Hector was carried away by his classmate as he ran from the bullets.
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June 16 is Youth Day in South Africa. This photo (taken by Sam Nzima) is of an iconic South African boy called Hector Pietersen. On this day in 1976, schoolchildren gathered in the Soweto township in protest over an apartheid law that forced them to study and write their exams in Afrikaans (one of 11 official SA languages and traditionally spoken mostly by a white minority). The police opened fire on the children as they sang and the dying Hector was carried away by his classmate as he ran from the bullets.

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June 16 is Youth Day in South Africa. This photo (taken by Sam Nzima) is of an iconic South African boy called Hector Pietersen. On this day in 1976, schoolchildren gathered in the Soweto township in protest over an apartheid law that forced them to study and write their exams in Afrikaans (one of 11 official SA languages and traditionally spoken mostly by a white minority). The police opened fire on the children as they sang and the dying Hector was carried away by his classmate as he ran from the bullets.
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June 16 is Youth Day in South Africa. This photo (taken by Sam Nzima) is of an iconic South African boy called Hector Pietersen. On this day in 1976, schoolchildren gathered in the Soweto township in protest over an apartheid law that forced them to study and write their exams in Afrikaans (one of 11 official SA languages and traditionally spoken mostly by a white minority). The police opened fire on the children as they sang and the dying Hector was carried away by his classmate as he ran from the bullets.

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