Xenophobia: 180 foreigners arrested in South Africa


At least 180 foreign nationals have been detained by the South African police for storming the UN refugee agency in Pretoria where they staged a sit-in protest.

The protesters whose protest centered on their demand to be relocated to another country after a spate of xenophobic violence in South Africa in September, stormed the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday November 14 after they were informed of a court order giving them three days to vacate the site.

According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the provincial Police, Mathapelo Peters, “One hundred and eighty two men and one woman were taken into custody by the police at different police stations.”


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