June 16 1976 Soweto Riots


The
first signs of protest

Students
at Mofolo Secondary School had an argument with their headmaster
over the issue after which he called the police.

During
the month of March strikes took place in schools in reaction to the
dismissal of three principals by the Tswana School Board as a result
of an argument relating
to the Afrikaans education issue. Orlando West Junior School became the centre
of the crisis.