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South African police, protesters clash ahead of Obama visit
June 29, 2013 / 12:54 PM / 4 years ago

South African police, protesters clash ahead of Obama visit

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African riot police clashed with protesters in Soweto on Saturday shortly before a visit to the sprawling Johannesburg township by U.S. President Barack Obama, a Reuters photographer said.

Smoke hangs in the air after police used stun grenades in an attempt to disperse protesters outside the University of Johannesburg in Soweto, ahead of a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama, June 29, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Armed police fired stun grenades to disperse the crowd of several hundred protesters, who had gathered outside the Soweto campus of the University of Johannesburg, where Obama was due to address a town hall meeting with students.

Reporting by Dylan Martinez; Writing by Ed Cropley

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