South African Police Violently Move Refugees Outside UN Office

Hundreds of foreign nationals sought refuge in a Cape Town church after police fired stun grenades to get them out of the arcade where they were holding a sit-in outside the UN refugee office. After the removal by the police, with the Methodist Church's Reverend Alan Storey at times positioning himself in front of the water cannon, those who had escaped arrest moved in to the church. The protesters, whose sit-in began on October 8, wanted to be evacuated from South Africa following incidents of xenophobia and because they felt targeted as foreigners.

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Refugees and asylum seekers chant "No more South Africa" and "We want to go" while being evicted from outside the UNHCR offices.


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