AntiForeigner Protest Turns Violent in South Africas Capital Bloomberg

“South African police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a group of several hundred people who took to the streets of the capital, Pretoria, Friday to protest against the presence of undocumented Nigerians, Pakistanis and Zimbabweans.
u201cAt some point a water canon was used, tear gas was used and non-lethal weapons to try and get the situation under control,u201d acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane told reporters in Pretoria. u201cThose who are also inciting violence will also face criminal prosecution. At this stage the situation remains under control.u201d
Some of the protesters stoned cars, used rocks to block off streets and prevented people from going to work. At least 136 people had been arrested, Phahlane said.
Residents of the Pretoria suburbs of Mamelodi and Atteridgeville who staged the protest say illegal immigrants are taking jobs away from locals and are responsible for rising levels of crime. Violence and looting of foreign-owed shops began last week after police raided suspected drug-dens in the eastern Joha
esburg suburb of Rosettenville, which is home to a large immigrant community.”

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