|If you look close you can see a couple of the bullet holes that were shot into the chapel to try to get the young protestors to flee the building.|
We also visited an historic Catholic church where many important events in the struggle for freedom happened. At one point, students and young people had gathered in the church, defying a law that no more than five could meet together. The police shot through the ceiling to try to scare them out and when that didn’t happen, they entered the church. The damages caused by the storming police and the fleeing students are left as reminders.
In this church Nelson Mandela stood in the same spot I am standing here. Behind me are several steps that lead to a higher spot, but Mandella stood at the bottom to emphasize that he was of the people, no higher than them.