South African police fire rubber bullets at anti-immigrant protesters

April 16, 2015 11:25 AM

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African police fired rubber bullets and tear gas on Thursday to disperse a crowd of anti-immigrant protesters in an eastern suburb of Johannesburg, the country's biggest commercial city, a Reuters witness said.

Around 200 protesters, shouting that they wanted immigrants to leave, had pelted passing vehicles and the police with rocks, triggering the show of force.

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