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Clashes during South Africa farmers' strike - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Striking farm workers in South Africa's Western Cape province have clashed with police after blocking roads in several areas as part of a protest for higher wages.

Police fired rubber bullets at a crowd of hundreds of part-time farm workers in the town of De Doorns, after protesters flung stones at vehicles on the main highway running through the area, about 100km east of Cape Town.

The demonstrators were able to force the police back, Al Jazeera's Tania Page reported from the town.

Protests are also taking place in other areas of Western Cape, including the town of Wolseley.

The strikers are trying to prevent other workers from going to work. They want their daily wages to be more than doubled to 150 South African rand ($17.5).



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by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Wed Jan 9th, 2013 at 02:35:51 PM EST
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