Violent demonstrations in Sasolburg, South Africa; 130 arrested

Thousands of South African protesters in Sasolburg burned tyres and vehicles, barricaded streets and looted shops. Police responded by firing rubber bullets, water cannons and stun grenades. The demonstrators were protesting plans to move local government boundaries. At least 130 arrests were made. Travellers should always exercise caution and avoid all public and political demonstrations since they may become violent without prior notice.

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