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South African Police Vehicles Damaged by Bulldozers in Labor Protest

Five protesters near South Africa’s biggest coal terminal were arrested on Tuesday after police vehicles dispatched to the area were damaged by bulldozers.

The labor-related protest at the Port of Richards Bay, in which two vehicles were damaged, involved workers from Transnet SOC Ltd., the state-owned port and rail operator, the South African Police Service said on Twitter.

About five bulldozers damaged infrastructure and flipped over police trucks at the entrance to the port, which is next to the Richards Bay Coal Terminal, a video clip posted by Johannesburg-based newspaper The Citizen showed.

Transnet didn’t respond to an email regarding the protest. There was no interruption to business at RBCT due to the unrest, the company said in an emailed reply to questions.

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