Police Deploy Rubber Bullets

Jul 25, 2020

On 23 July 2020, police officers deployed rubber bullets against municipal workers demonstrating outside Tshwane House in central Pretoria. Demonstrators burned trash bins, destroyed fire hydrants, and cut metal water pipes. At least one person was injured after a rubber bullet struck him and was taken to a nearby hospital. Members of the South Africa Municipal Workers Union were protesting for a third consecutive day to demand that workers in the Tshwane Municipal Metropolitan Area, where Pretoria is located, be paid the same as other metropolitan areas of similar rank. Authorities have since agreed to the pay increases.

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