Through The Static

May 21, 2008

Anti-Immigrant Violence in South Africa

Filed under: Immigration,Labor,World News — disciplepete @ 5:46 pm

Xenophobic violence going on in South Africa. Al Jazeera:

Forty-two people have died in attacks on immigrants in South Africa since gangs of local residents started a campaign of anti-foreigner violence on May 11, police say.

About 16,000 people have also been forced to flee their homes to escape the attacks, Govindsamy Mariemuthoo, Johannesburg police spokesman, said on Wednesday…

…Violence against foreigners, which began in Johannesburg, the South African capital, has reportedly spread to the east coast city of Durban…

Locals accuse foreigners, millions of whom migrate to South Africa in search of jobs and a better life, of committing crime and depriving them of employment opportunities.

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