on this day 69 people were massacred at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa,

Apartheid is finally abolished in South Africa.

Theme is "Racial profiling and incitement to hatred, including in the context of migration".

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid pass laws. Proclaiming the day in 1966, the United Nations General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination.[1]

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