Power to the People: South African Miners Protest

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Fair Wages for an Honest Day's Work

Miners met before the protests began to organize against what they said are unfair wages. The monthly salary for the workers ranges from $484-$605 a month. They are asking for $1,512 per month. By Aug. 22, 2012, similar wage protests had spread to other mines

(Photo: AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

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