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How far do these sources agree about what happened in Sharpeville on the morning of 21 March?

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Assignment 2 (assessment Objectives2 and3) Question one Q: How far do these sources agree about what happened in Sharpeville on the morning of 21 March? Sources A and B both agree that a protest took place on the 21st of March around lunchtime. Both also agree that protesters and police were present. The police were in Saracens armoured vehicles. The sources also state the violence started around the police station. Source A: "There were plenty of police too, well armed," The police clearly expecting violence otherwise they would not be armed. The writers of these sources convey many differences in atmosphere .Source A conveys the atmosphere to be peaceful "It was like a Sunday outing" However, source B it is shown as something out of a gangster movie with lots of shootings. "There was a shooting in the morning in which African was killed and another wounded". This is quiet horrific you would not expect this to happen in broad day light with children and women around, this would defiantly make the atmosphere tense. ...read more.

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The police were present in source A and B in source A they were in their Saracen's three to be precise the police were also armed expecting trouble. The picture is not very valuable because it was taken in the morning, we do not know what happened before it and only one picture was taken; it is a bad angle to look at, as all the people seem to be in one place he cannot really tell what is happening. We know the violence started at lunchtime this has taken in the morning. Source C supports Source A wore but it is unreliable because of the above reasons, therefore it could prove B to be wrong. C disagrees with the atmosphere of B. Source C is peaceful however, source B was described to be violent, this means that source C does not support source B. Source D agrees with source B because the people have besieged the car/van, the people are also holding up their thumbs but seem angry, we cannot see any children. ...read more.

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Nearly all those who were later treated in hospital for shots in the back. This clearly shows us they were running for their lives. They also said no one provoked the police, the crowed had good intensions for a peaceful rally the police were the aggressors. The witnesses were kept in separate wards so they could not discuss what happened, this makes this source more reliable because the statements are all of their own and yet they all agree, which could make this a more reliable source. The bishop is a respectable and reliable person because he wrote the truth but he is bias because e is a member of the Anglican Church who was against segregation from the beginning. The opinions of these witnesses are not reliable as evidence because they would not say, "Oh I threw a stone at them to annoy them, then they shot me and the others ". Source F is very bias because they are all anti apartheid the facts are unbalanced they are only putting their view forward and they might want revenge having been injured. Source E is reliable ...read more.

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