Police fire rubber bullets at Johannesburg protesters

AP News
Posted: May 10, 2017 7:59 AM
Police fire rubber bullets at Johannesburg protesters

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police have fired rubber bullets at rioters on the third day of street protests over government services in parts of Johannesburg.

The violence on Wednesday in the Finetown neighborhood of South Africa's biggest city followed unrest this week in nearby Eldorado Park and Ennerdale.

Protesters in Finetown threw stones and burned tires. They are demanding land and housing, a common grievance in many poor areas of South Africa where people live in makeshift homes.

In separate violence, the African News Agency says protesters burned a police station and two police vans in Thohoyandou, a town more than 500 kilometers (310 miles) north of Johannesburg.

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The South Africa-based agency says protesters were angry over the disappearance of a resident.