16 June 2007

16 June 2007

Hector Pieterson (1964 – 16 June 1976) became the iconic image of the 1976 Soweto uprising in apartheid South Africa when a news photograph of the dying Hector being carried by a fellow student, was published around the world. He was killed at the age of 12 when the police opened fire on protesting students. For years, June 16 stood as a symbol of resistance to the brutality of the Apartheid government.

Today, it is known as National Youth Day — a day on which South Africans honour young people and bring attention to their needs. Let us not forget that Apartheid that still exists. The Apartheid under which the Palestinian Hector Pietersons are being killed.

Lest we forget...

pic courtesy of peace and quite

3 comments:

almira said...

Wow those are some powerful pictures brother, yes I do belive it is sad and disguting in the amount of abuse people suffer all over the world, and what is even more disturbing in Africa is that native Africans destroy their own kind. Good post

Maria said...

thanks for the reminder. many Muslims need wake up calls

husna said...

thought provoking. apartheid exists in many countries but lives in disguise in most.