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South Africa: 11 arrested, suspected of violence against immigrants

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By Euronews  with Reuters
South Africa: 11 arrested, suspected of violence against immigrants

<p>Police in Johannesburg have arrested eleven men, suspected of involvement in recent bouts of violence against immigrants.</p> <p>Local media reported the army and police joined forces for a raid on an all-male hostel in South Africa’s largest city. </p> <p>The residence is described as a base for one of the groups believed to have incited xenophobic attacks, attacked buildings and blocked traffic throughout Johannesburg.</p> <p>Authorities say alcohol, marijuana and electrical equipment – presumed stolen – were found during the raid, as well as a number of weapons.</p> <p>The government has deployed defence forced in parts of the city deemed hot spots for anti-immigrant violence.</p>