Soweto Day

Jordan, in front of the “Simakade” (forever standing) monument where we laid some flowers this morning, while on a tour of the inner city remembering June 16, 1976. The tour was arranged by Past Experiences, and looked at apartheid resistance in the city. This monument is outside the Joburg Central Police station (formerly John Vorster Square). Many children who participated in the June 16 protests were imprisoned, questioned and tortured here. It is also the police station where Steve Biko died. The monument remembers those who kept standing against apartheid in spite of the incredible difficulties they faced.

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