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New Clash in World Cup Labor Dispute

Reuters @ Common Dreams - Police fired rubber bullets and a stun grenade on Thursday to disperse protesting workers in the latest episode of a dispute that has forced police to take over World Cup stadium security and has embarrassed organisers.

A police spokesman said seven guards were arrested in the illegal protest outside their employer's offices in Cape Town.

Police said they had permanently taken over security at four venues; the showpiece Soccer City stadium and Ellis Park in Johannesburg, and the newly-built arenas in Cape Town and Durban. They were already guarding the coastal stadium in Port Elizabeth. Read more.


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