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Nompumelelo frustrations threaten to boil up again

Violence is threatening again in Nompumelelo township as frustrated residents accuse the mayor of failing to attend to their problems.


Residents rebel over BCM power failures

Buffalo City Metro’s law enforcement was on high alert yesterday as hundreds of residents took to the streets in protests against blackouts.

Students block the University of  Fort   Hare  entrance during their protest

Nzimande warns against university violence

Violence at univerities will not be tolerated, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said today.

GHOSTLY REMINDER: A protester is interviewed by the media at the main pro-democracy Umbrella Movement site in
Admiralty, Hong Kong, China, yesterday Picture: EPA

Hong Kong cops move in

Hong Kong police began dismantling the city’s main pro-democracy site yesterday,  clearing away tents and barricades after more than two months of rallies, and hauling off a hard core of protesters who  vow that their struggle lives on.

QUIET AFTER THE STORM: Demonstrators lie in the street near the Berkeley Police HQ during a march against the New York City grand jury decision to not indict a police officer in the death of local resident Eric Garner after a night of clashes in Berkeley, California, while other West coast cities braced for more trouble Picture: REUTERS

Another night of racial protest

Angry crowds hurled objects at police who retaliated in a second night of clashes in northern California following the death of a black man who was put in a chokehold by a New York police officer.

Protesters march across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, New York, USA

US protests flare again

MOSTLY peaceful protests flared for a second night on Thursday over a New York grand jury’s decision not to bring criminal charges against a white police officer in the choking death of an unarmed black man.

Police are confronted in Times Square during protest against the decision of a grand jury not to indict a police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner in midtown New York, New York, USA, 03 December 2014. A grand jury in Staten Island, New York voted today that there was not enough evident to indict New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo, who was administering a chokehold to Garner in July when he died. US Attorney General Eric Holder asked protesters to be peaceful and launched a federal probe into the choking death of an unarmed African American who was being restrained by police. Holder said that Eric Garner, who was 43, 'died tragically' at the hands of police, and that federal investigators would conduct an 'independent, thorough and fair' investigation to see if his civil rights had been violated. The federal probe will follow the refusal of a grand jury to indict the police officer who restrained Garner. Holder said that Garner's death in July, along with the shooting death of an unarmed African American Michael Brown by a white policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 'have tested the sense of trust between law enforcement and the community they are charged to protect.'  EPA/PORTER BINKS

Jury decision sparks New York protests

THOUSANDS of protesters hit the streets of New York after a grand jury declined on Wednesday to charge a white police officer in the choking death of a black man, days after a similar decision sparked unrest in US cities.

FREEDOM PROTEST: Tens of thousands of protesters block traffic on the main road leading to the financial Central distric in Hong Kong

Protest action blocks Hong Kong

CENTRAL Hong Kong descended into chaos yesterday as chanting pro-democracy protesters converged on police

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