South Africa Mine Strikes, Shootings Spread

Illegal strikes have spread to gold mines in South Africa,…

Illegal strikes have spread to gold mines in South Africa, weeks after platinum miners launched an illegal strike that culminated in a deadly shooting by police. On Monday, 12,000 gold miners held an illegal strike at one mine as police shot rubber bullets and tear gas at strikers at another mine.

Mining firm Gold One said Monday that about 60 people gathered near its flagship mine near Johannesburg. That group included workers who had been dismissed in June for holding an illegal strike. Gold One said police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at the crowd.

The French news agency quotes police as saying that four miners were shot.

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