South African court rules display of apartheid flag constitutes hate speech

FILE PHOTO: The apartheid-era South African national flag is flown by a supporter of the Afrikaner Resistance Movement (AWB) in Ventersdorp, in the North West Province April 6, 2010. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A South African court on Wednesday ruled that displaying the country’s apartheid-era flag in public constituted hate speech that discriminated against black people and violated equality laws. The case relates to a 2017 demonstration against attacks and killings of farmers where the so-called ‘Apartheid Flag” was displayed. The protest was led by […]

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