[VIDEOS] Violent clashes between protesters and police in Joburg CBD
On Thursday afternoon, street vendors clashed with the police during a raid to seized counterfeit goods.
Videos released on social media show protesters running through the streets hurling stones at police vehicles.
Police retaliated firing rubber bullets.
Unrest in the Johannesburg CBD. Foreigners running amok. pic.twitter.com/i0rWzUt0Yf— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) August 1, 2019
The Johannesburg Metro Police department chief David Tembe went as far as to post a Tweet himself warning citizens to avoid the area.
⚠️ALERT⚠️— Tembeds (@AsktheChief01) August 1, 2019
Riots in the Joburg CBD. Foreign Nationals attacking police officials. Jeppe Str is closed off at Troye, Delvers & Von Wielligh. @JoburgMPD deployed. Traffic is congested in the InnerCity due to vehicles being diverted. Avoid #JHBTraffic pic.twitter.com/0aaT5ViQCh
Many on Twitter criticised posts naming the protesters as foreigners, saying this fuels xenophobia, though police have identified them as foreign nationals.
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