Police fire rubber bullets again

2011-08-30 14:46
Johannesburg - Police again fired rubber bullets at ANC Youth League supporters in Johannesburg on Tuesday when rioters attacked a police nyala.

A group of about 25 people had climbed on top of a nyala, singing and dancing with sticks in their hands.

Rubber bullets were fired to get them off the armoured vehicle.

Some schoolchildren were shouting that they were not scared to fight for youth league leader Julius Malema, who was facing a disciplinary hearing alongside several other top youth leaders at Luthuli House on Tuesday.

Streets at standstill

A man, who said he was one of Malema's lawyers but did not want to give his name to journalists, arrived at Beyers Naude square and was seen cheering on the rioters.

The crowd continued to grow in numbers and police on the scene said all the main streets in the city had come to a standstill.

Police members were standing lined up on President street, opposite rioters who had lined up on the other side and who were throwing rocks and fruit, such as oranges, at the law enforcement officials.

Some were seen breaking bricks into halves and throwing them.

Photographers were trying to sneak pictures while hiding behind pillars, while some ANCYL supporters had clambered into trees for a better view.

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