2 killed in South African protests against eviction

May 24, 2016 9:29 AM

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JOHANNESBURG – South African authorities say two people have died in violent protests by residents opposing plans to evict them from makeshift homes in an area north of Pretoria.

Witnesses said some roads in Hammanskraal were blockaded with rocks and burning tires Tuesday morning after protests erupted a day earlier.

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