Police fire tear gas as striking platinum miners protest in South Africa
Some of the 12,000 miners sacked by Anglo American Platinum protest their dismissal this month in Rustenberg, South Africa.
October 30th, 2012
09:03 AM ET

Police fire tear gas as striking platinum miners protest in South Africa

Police in Rustenberg, South Africa, clashed Tuesday with more than 1,000 striking miners who were barricading public roads near the Anglo American Platinum mine.

Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the protesters, and sporadic scuffles continue, Capt. Dennis Adrio with the North West police told CNN.

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  1. 1608

    Other than you, who talks like that?

    October 30, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Obviously not me.

    October 30, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • 1608

      The 7:01 was/is not meant for you. Not sure what happened.

      October 30, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      1608:
      Oh, I know that, lol.
      They deleted all of the hijacker troll posts.
      I saw them before they disappeared; you were talking to the person who jacked you.

      October 30, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. 1608

    The test tub baby speaks.

    October 30, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    You would think that *person* wouldve gotten a life by now wouldnt ya? Sheesh! Is it who i think it is banasy? Anyway good evening both of you. Still not getting thru to my daughter and its driving me nuts!

    October 30, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I really hope that you get in touch with your daughter soon, chrissy.
      I know how much it is worrying you!

      October 30, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    And they were surfing today on lake huron in St. Claire Shores, can you freakin believe it? My mom and my oldest daughter called a lil bit ago and they are getting snow now. Not exactly out of the norm tho, weve had snow on halloween before.

    October 30, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |