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Police, security disperse protesters at S.Africa Harmony Gold mine

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 20 Dec 2012 10:35 GMT
Author: Reuters
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JOHANNESBURG, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Police and mine security firing rubber bullets dispersed protesting workers at a mine run by Harmony Gold west of Johannesburg on Thursday, in the latest flare-up of labour unrest in the sector.

Spokeswoman Henrika Basterfield said the protests broke out after almost 600 employees who took part in an illegal strike on Dec 15 were suspended.

(Reporting by Ed Stoddard; Editing by Pascal Fletcher)

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