South African police clash with Xstrata strikers

Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:05am EST
 
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African police said on Monday officers had fired rubber bullets to disperse protesting miners who barricaded a road leading to the Kroondal chrome mine operated by mining giant Xstrata.

Xstrata dismissed 400 workers at the mine over a week ago for taking part in an illegal strike.

(Reporting by Ed Stoddard; Editing by Ed Cropley)