S.Africa police fire rubber bullets at strikers

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JOHANNESBURG, Aug 19 (Reuters) - South African police fired rubber bullets and used water canons 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 fired," police spokeswoman Captain Nondumiso ...

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