Rubber bullet http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/53018/all en 10 chrome mine workers shot and wounded in S.Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130521/10-chrome-mine-workers-shot-and-wounded-safrica <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ten striking chrome miners were shot and wounded with rubber bullets, in dawn clashes with mine security on Tuesday, South African police said.</p> <p>Some 500 miners at a small chrome mine in the restive Rustenburg mining region northwest of the country, staged a picket around 5:00am (0300 GMT).</p> <p>Security guards used rubber bullets to try to disperse strikers at the mine, which is owned by the Germany-based chemical group Lanxess.</p> <p>"Ten of them were injured and taken to the mine hospital," regional police spokesman Thulani Ngubane told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130521/10-chrome-mine-workers-shot-and-wounded-safrica" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Projectiles Rubber bullet Software AFP Tue, 21 May 2013 12:45:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5842804 at http://www.globalpost.com South Africa police fire rubber bullets to disperse AMCU strikers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140129/south-africa-police-fire-rubber-bullets-disperse-amcu-strikers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African police used rubber bullets on Wednesday to disperse striking members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union who were blocking a road near Anglo American Platinum's Khuseleka shaft, police said.</p> <p>"In order to remove and disperse group of strikers who were sitting in the middle of the road and blocking the free flow of traffic as well as preventing non-striking workers from going to work, the police had to use four rubber bullets to disperse a crowd," police said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140129/south-africa-police-fire-rubber-bullets-disperse-amcu-strikers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rubber bullet Thomson Reuters Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:16:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6056185 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil police fire rubber bullets at landless protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140212/brazil-police-fire-rubber-bullets-at-landless-protest-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Brazilian police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at a 15,000-strong landless protest in the capital Brasilia on Wednesday.</p> <p>The march began peacefully but protesters clashed with police as they neared the presidential palace.</p> <p>ym/cw/dc</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Rubber bullet AFP Thu, 13 Feb 2014 04:18:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6069230 at http://www.globalpost.com