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Riot police confront workers, Johannesburg, 1985
Police--Special weapons and tactics units, Labor union members, May Day (Labor holiday), Apartheid, Political history--South Africa, Beyond the Barricades
Riot police block the way of workers leaving a May Day meeting at Khotso House in Johannesburg, May 1985. Khotso House was owned by the South African Council for Churches (SACC) and was the headquarters for many progressive organisations, including the United Democratic Front (UDF). It was destroyed in a massive explosion in August 1988.