08/30/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Strike Season Rocks South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Thousands of municipal workers marched through downtown Johannesburg this week to demand higher wages and better working conditions.

Workers carried the occasional stick or truncheon and protesters vented their frustration at garbage cans, throwing their contents on streets and public parks, as mounted police watched for signs of more serious violence.

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