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Racial Tensions on the Rise in South Africa

Eugene Terreblanche, the leader of an apartheid-era far-right Afrikaner nationalist party, was recently killed. Whites and blacks have faced off angrily in song in front of a heavily guarded South African courthouse where a teenager and another farm worker who allegedly confessed to killing a white supremacist leader in a wage dispute have appeared.

Protests

April 6: Supporter of slain white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche, sing outside the court in Ventersdorp, South Africa. 

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Flag of Hate

April 6: A young supporter of slain white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche, hold a flag of the white supremacist Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB), outside the court in Ventersdorp, South Africa.

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Confrontation

April 6: A follower of slain Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) leader Eugene Terreblanche, right, talks with a black resident as they gather outside the courthouse in Ventersdrop, 140 km West of Johannesburg, South Africa, as the two alleged killers of Terreblanche were brought to court. 

AP Photo/Jerome Delay

Indoctrination?

April 6: Supporter of slain white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche, hold flag's used by the white supremacist Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB), outside the court in Ventersdorp, South Africa. At right is the flag of the former Transvaal province.

White Supremacists

April 6: Supporter of slain white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche, walk with placards, on left, reading, ' We are a people this is our land paid for with blood', outside the court in Ventersdorp, South Africa. The sign on the left read, We are a tribe, this is our land, bought with blood, and the sign in the center read, Afrikaners marching to freedom.

AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam

Waiting for the Trial

April 6: A followers of the slain Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) leader Eugene Terreblanche stands by a shop near the courthouse in Ventersdrop, 140 km West of Johannesburg, South Africa. 

AP Photo/Jerome Delay

Protesting the Murder

April 6: Supporter of slain white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche hold a placard reading, Afrikaners on the march to freedom, outside the court in Ventersdorp, South Africa.

AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam

Guarding the Suspect

April 6: One of the suspects, center, with his face covered, in the murder of white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche, is led out of the court by police in Ventersdorp, South Africa.

AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam

Faces of Hate

April 6: Followers of slain Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) leader Eugene Terreblanche scuffle with police outside the courthouse in Ventersdrop, 140 km West of Johannesburg, South Africa, as the two alleged killers are brought to court.

AP Photo/Jerome Delay

Murder Suspect

April 6: One of the suspects, center, with his face covered, in the murder of white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche, is lead out of the court by police in Ventersdorp, South Africa. Whites and blacks have faced off angrily in song in front of a heavily guarded courthouse where a teenager and another farm worker who allegedly confessed to killing a white supremacist leader in a wage dispute have appeared.

AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam

Singing and Dancing Against Hate

April 6: People sing and dance after the suspect in the murder of white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche is lead out of court in Ventersdorp, South Africa. 

AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam

Supporting the Suspect

April 6: People sing and dance after the suspect in the murder of white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche is lead out of court in Ventersdorp, South Africa.

AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam

Racial Tensions on the Rise in South Africa

Eugene Terreblanche, the leader of an apartheid-era far-right Afrikaner nationalist party, was recently killed. Whites and blacks have faced off angrily in song in front of a heavily guarded South African courthouse where a teenager and another farm worker who allegedly confessed to killing a white supremacist leader in a wage dispute have appeared.

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