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Angry residents clash with South African police during violent protest

Angry residents clash with South African police during violent protest

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<h3>Residents of a Pretoria West community clashed with police on Thursday during a violent protest that resulted in the blocking of roads and burning of public property.</h3> <p>The protesters from the informal settlement called Gomora numbering about a 1000 were dispersed by riot police who fired tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to control the crowd, local media News24 <a href="http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/protesting-pretoria-west-residents-clash-with-cops-20170713" target="_blank">reported</a>.</p> <p>The protesters are reported to have attacked the police, security services and journalists with stones.</p> <p>They also blocked roads and burned tyres and other public buildings including a learning centre of the Tshwane University of Technology (<span class="caps">TUT</span>) in the province.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><span class="caps">WATCH</span>: <span class="caps">TUT</span>’s Department of Horticulture landscape experiential learning centre in Pretoria West torched <a href="https://twitter.com/IOL"><code>IOL</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/protest?src=hash">#protest</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TUT?src=hash">#TUT</a> <a href="https://t.co/xZqt7DLiC2">pic.twitter.com/xZqt7DLiC2</a></p>— Pretoria News (</code>pretorianews) <a href="https://twitter.com/pretorianews/status/885462281752125441">July 13, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Two people were reported to have been arrested after torching a truck.</p> <p>The reason for the protest is unclear but local media say the residents are demanding for better services in their community.</p>
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