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SAfrican police clash with protesting soldiers

SAfrican police clash with protesting soldiers

A protest by South African soldiers against low wages has gotten out of hand, when police fired rubber bullets and tear gas in the streets of Pretoria, the capital. A policeman and several soldiers were injured.
Police tried to stop members of the defense force from marching on the Union Buildings, the seat of government. Earlier, a court denied soldiers permission to hold their march but about 3,000 protesters later converged on the lawns below the government building.
Footage from a local television station shows police firing Wednesday into a crowd of protesters, forcing them against a fence. Many protesters retreated by climbing over the fence as police continued firing.


Updated : 2021-04-12 01:56 GMT+08:00