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Pollsmoor march

Explanation
On 28 August 1985, thousands of marchers set off from different points in Cape Town to Pollsmoor prison to demand the release of Nelson Mandela. The marches were violently disrupted by police. Nine people were killed that day, and by the end of the week the death toll had risen to 28. The event helped spark the outbreak of street protests and severe unrest across Cape Town until the end of the year.

... Cape Region of the Commission and we will by having a three day session which will today deal with the incident which has become known as the Pollsmoor March and the incidents that went with ...
... Nelson Mandela, then jailed ANC leader in August 1985 was banned in terms of a Magisterial Order. The march continued despite the ban, to Pollsmoor Prison. Violent clashes broke out between protesters and police and several religious leaders of various faiths were detained. One of ...
Now in August there was the Pollsmoor march and many people were caught up in that, do you remember that?
Thank you for coming here. You’ve heard this morning how the Sheikh told us about this incident regarding the Pollsmoor march. But now this is your chance to give us your version of what happened during this march.
Botamani was my son. On that particular day he was not at home, he was with my sister-in-law. The day of the march to Pollsmoor, because there was the chaos, I phoned Langa telling my son not to come to Nyanga from Langa, because it is too chaotic and that there are Casspirs everywhere.
... all around this area, and in much wide spread parts of the Cape. There had been the closure and the reopening of the schools. There had been the Pollsmoor March, there had been the burning barricades, there had been a number of incidents of stone throwing. Now in a situation like that, what ...
... - That had already preceded the Trojan Horse events. Many of the leadership of progressive organisations and the United Democratic Front since the Pollsmoor march had already gone into some kind of underground life and also of course the Pollsmoor march that had taken place as I said also, we ...
... to Port Elizabeth at Sanlam Building. We received documents of the Section 28, I think it was about one o'clock in the morning. We were sent to Pollsmoor Prison in the Cape. Well it was heavy there, but James Krickery(?) was our watchman. As you know he was also looking after Madiba. ...
Who got shot and killed, this was in the time of this march, this Pollsmoor March that we have been hearing about, from the witnesses who testified before you - is that correct?
confined to Athlone, but spread all over the Peninsula. And you are going to tell us about how your daughter was shot and killed at the time of the Pollsmoor March in 1985. So I would like you, just in your own words, to tell us what happened at that ...
 
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