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South Africa police arrest 100 foreigners during operation ‘evict refugees’

SA police arrest 70 anti-foreigner protesters arrested in fallout of xenophobic attacks

Security operatives in South Africa have arrested no fewer than 100 foreigners from a United Nations building in Cape Town.

The arrested foreigners who are mostly refugees and asylum seekers were arrested on Wednesday during an operation to evict foreigners without proper paper work.

According to reports, the police, who used water canons to disperse protesting crowds which gathered outside the premises, carried out the arrests following a court order to remove about 300 people from the building.

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Reports say the refugees occupied the building for the past three weeks in a grievance over a wave of deadly xenophobic attacks.

The refugees, mostly from other African countries, had demanded that the UN repatriate them or send them to a another country.

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