Violence erupted at the Lonmin mine after workers went on strike over wages. Fighting between rival trade unions, the National Union of Mineworkers and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union started last week Friday and continued over the weekend, leaving 10 dead.
On Thursday night violence broke out again, this time with police opening fire on protesters, leaving over 30 people dead.
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