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Sunday 20 August 2017

Shops set on fire in South Africa

People gather round burned out vehicles in Johannesburg (AP)
People gather round burned out vehicles in Johannesburg (AP)
A peace march takes place in Durban amid fears among some foreigners and locals that anti-immigrant attacks will escalate (AP)

Shops and cars owned by foreigners have been set on fire in downtown Johannesburg in continued anti-immigrant attacks in South Africa.

However, police said no violence was reported in the coastal city of Durban, where the violence began.

In a Johannesburg suburb, foreigners afraid to return to their homes took refuge in a community centre.

In neighbouring Zimbabwe, police were involved in minor clashes with dozens of protesters demonstrating at the South African embassy against the anti-immigrant attacks.

Protesters handed over a petition to embassy officials demanding an end to the violence in South Africa.

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