Anti-immigrant riots spread across Johannesburg

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They moved to South Africa, started businesses and invested in the community, but for weeks these immigrants have been the targets of violence and widespread looting. Many unemployed locals blame them for taking their jobs in a country dealing with high unemployment. At least five have been killed and thousands displaced and now, the violence has spread to the largest city. CCTV Africa’s Julie Scheier filed this report from Johannesburg.

Anti-immigrant riots spread despite calls for peace in Johannesburg

Anti-immigrant riots spread despite calls for peace in Johannesburg

They moved to South Africa, started businesses and invested in the community. But for weeks, these immigrants have been the targets of violence and widespread looting. Many unemployed locals blame them for taking their jobs--in a country dealing with high unemployment. At least five have been killed and thousands displaced. And now, the violence has spread to the largest city.