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Unidentified mine workers sing and dance Wednesday during their meeting at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa. Two weeks ago, 34 miners were shot and killed by police and more than 200 miners have appeared in court facing violent strike-related charges.

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Miners charged in deaths of 34 killed by police

About 270 miners were charged Thursday with the murders of 34 striking colleagues who were shot by South African police officers, authorities said, a development that could further infuriate South Africans already shocked and angered by the police action.


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