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Refugees in South Africa dispersed by police

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South Africa police have on Wednesday arrested about 100 refugees and asylum seekers camped outside United Nations offices in Cape Town.

In a video making rounds on social media, the refugees were dispersed by water cannons as others had babies at their backs.

The refugees were holding a protest outside the United Nations calling for assistance to be flown to their countries out of fear of xenophobic attacks.

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They described how they fear for their lives in the country where about ten people were reported dead in September.

Many others saw their businesses destroyed in a wave of attack that caused a rift between South Africa and other African countries.

In their defense, the police said they were acting on a court order issued to them to disperse the crowd.

Nigeria was the worst-hit country as thousands of them fled the country immediately they were offered free transport.

Many others were expected in Nigeria in a series of evacuation exercise conducted by their government.

A special envoy from South Africa visited Nigerian President Buhari to offer their deepest apology over the attacks.


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