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What caused the Purple Rain protest in Africa in 1989?

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01/26/2008

On September 2, 1989, four days before South Africa's racially segregated parliament held its elections, Burg Street in Cape Town rained purple. A police water cannon with purple dye was turned on thousands of Mass Democratic Movement supporters who poured into the city in an attempt to march on South Africa's Parliament.