Police shoot at crowd of immigrants with rubber bullets (arrests 136 people)

As we speak there’s another standoff in Sunnyside.

Barry Bateman, EWN

Police have arrested 136 people in the last 24 hours as tension between foreign nationals and South Africans in Gauteng intensifies.

They used rubber bullets and stun grenades, shooting at a crowd of about 200 immigrants who were running along Eskia Mphahlele Drive in Pretoria.

CapeTalk’s John Maytham interviewed EWN’s Barry Bateman.

For more detail on this very fluid situation; listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

A group of South Africans have gone to Sunnyside, saying they’re going to clean it out.

Barry Bateman, EWN

When it becomes dark it’s a whole different ballgame.

Barry Bateman, EWN

This article first appeared on 702 : Police shoot at crowd of immigrants with rubber bullets (arrests 136 people)


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