How Soweto changed everything

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Thirty years ago rioting broke out in the South African township of Soweto and set off a wave of disturbances in other townships in a country still firmly in the grip of apartheid. Hamilton Wende, a pupil in a white South African school at the time, says this uprising proved to be a significant step along the road to democracy.

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Lorraine Paul - 6/14/2006

The "rioting" broke out after unarmed children were shot to death and many others wounded.

And all this because the children wanted a decent education.