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