WATCH | Stun grenades, water cannons fired in Cape Town as police forcibly remove foreign nationals

Hundreds of asylum seekers and refugees face removal outside the UNHRC Cape Town offices following weeks of protests.
Hundreds of asylum seekers and refugees face removal outside the UNHRC Cape Town offices following weeks of protests.
Jenni Evans, News24

Police have removed hundreds of foreign nationals and refugees from an area outside the offices of the UN High Commission for Refugees in Cape Town - the site of a weeks-long peaceful sit-in protest over their safety in South Africa.

On Wednesday, multiple police vehicles and police officers gathered around the site in St George's Mall in the Cape Town CBD and removed the protesters.

For weeks, the protesters have asked to be evacuated from the country to find safety amid fears of attacks against foreign nationals.

The situation is chaotic and many people are bleeding. Broken possessions are strewn in the road. Some children have been separated from their parents.

Read more: Bleeding, chaos as police arrest 100 foreign nationals outside UN refugee offices in Cape Town


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