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World cup workers clash with police


A rally by hundreds of world cup workers protesting over wages deteriorated into a confrontation with police outside the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban.

Riot police armed with shot guns and riot shields chased the workers who were deployed as stewards in the ground where Germany had earlier beaten Australia 4 – 0.

Tear gas and rubber bullets were used injuring at least one woman.

The disturbance started after the employees were paid less than half what they had expected for their work during the match.
About 500 were contained by police although only two were eventually detained.

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