Youth Day Is Celebrated in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 16: People hold a banner with Nelson Mandela on as people participate in a march to commemorate Youth Day in Soweto Township on June 16, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Youth Day commemorates the Soweto Uprising of June 16, 1976, when students gathered on the streets of Soweto to protest against Afrikaans being the language of instruction used in schools. The protest turned violent resulting in the deaths of students and hundreds in the riots that followed across South Africa.
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