Police fire rubber bullets as protests continue in South Africa

Police fire rubber bullets as protests continue in South Africa
A protester holds a toy gun as other protesters barricade the street during a protest in the Finetown township, Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

South African police have fired rubber bullets at rioters on the third day of street protests over government services in parts of Johannesburg.

The violence on Wednesday in the Finetown neighbourhood of South Africa's biggest city followed unrest this week in nearby Eldorado Park and Ennerdale.

Protesters in Finetown threw stones and burned tyres.

They are demanding land and housing, a common grievance in many poor areas of South Africa where people live in makeshift homes.

In separate violence, the African News Agency said protesters burned a police station and two police vans in Thohoyandou, a town more than 310 miles north of Johannesburg.

The South Africa-based agency said protesters were angry over the disappearance of a resident.

Protesters barricade the street in the Finetown township, Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
Protesters barricade the street in the Finetown township, Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

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