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Police had no other options; Yousay IN YOUR OPINION...

WITH reference to Mr A Pritchard's letter (You Say, August 25) about the South African police action at the Lonmin mine, did he not see on television that before the deaths there was a union meeting of the miners, not like any union meeting I have ever seen? Everybody there appeared to be under arms, with machetes, staves and even assegais. Why? Then a whole mob of these miners rushed towards the police lines - they were not coming to shake their hands.

If you were in that line what would you do? Perhaps said: "Hello, hello, what's going on here, then?" You would have been dead before you said the first hello!

In the miners' strike of 1984/85 I cannot remember the Household Cavalry ever being used.

* AC Edwards Canton, Cardiff
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Sep 1, 2012
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