REFILE-S.Africa police fire rubber bullets at strikers


(Refiles to fix typo in first paragraph) JOHANNESBURG, Aug 19 (Reuters) - South African police fired rubber bullets and used water cannons on Thursday to disperse a crowd of striking civil servants blocking a main road in Soweto, a police official said. The action in Soweto were part of a nationwide strike of more than 1 million civil servants seeking higher wages who have blocked school and hospitals. "When they refused to move, minimum force had to be used. So rubber bullets were ...

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