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[VIDEOS] Violent clashes between protesters and police in Joburg CBD

2 August 2019 6:07 AM
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Joburg CBD protests

Johannesburg Metro Police department chief David Tembe took to Twitter warning citizens to avoid the area.

On Thursday afternoon, street vendors clashed with the police during a raid to seized counterfeit goods.

Videos released on social media show protesters running through the streets hurling stones at police vehicles.

Police retaliated firing rubber bullets.

The Johannesburg Metro Police department chief David Tembe went as far as to post a Tweet himself warning citizens to avoid the area.

Many on Twitter criticised posts naming the protesters as foreigners, saying this fuels xenophobia, though police have identified them as foreign nationals.

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2 August 2019 6:07 AM
Tags:
Protests
jhb cbd
Joburg CBD protests

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