SA Police Shoot at Striking Farmworkers

As a violent farmworkers strike rages on in the Cape Winelands over low wages police have had yet another stand-off with protesters firing rubber bullets to repel hundreds of rock-throwing farmworkers.

  • South Africa:  Police Shoot at Striking Farmworkers

    South African Press Association, 10 January 2013

    South African police fired rubber bullets to repel hundreds of rock-throwing farm workers during a strike for higher wages on Thursday, during a second day of violence in the ... read more »

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Farmworkers march in Paarl, 4 December 2012

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  • South Africa:  N1 Remains Closed in Farm Protest

    South African Press Association, 9 January 2013

    The N1 highway at De Doorns remained closed to traffic on Wednesday afternoon amid continued clashes between farmworkers and the police. read more »

Protesters in the main road of Swellendam demonstrate for better wages on Thursday, 15 November 2012 during widespread unrest among farm workers that started in De Doorns in the Western Cape and since spread to other towns in the area.

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