[Fwd: Mobs of schoolchildren trash Soweto streets]

Police fired rubber bullets at mobs of schoolchildren who went on the
rampage outside the Protea Magistrate's Court on Friday, attempting to
rob passers-by and blocking traffic.

A nyala (Armored Patrol Vehicle) slowly drove past the hundreds of
students, with police officers firing a few shots from inside.

It was enough to send the students fleeing, leaving them waiting on the
parameter of the park across from the court building.

Hundreds of schoolchildren arrived at the court around 9.30am in a third
day of protests against hip-hop artist Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye and
Themba Tshabalala, accused of killing four schoolchildren in a drag
racing accident.

Maarohanye and Tshabalala are facing charges of murder, attempted murder
and reckless and drunken driving after an alleged drag racing accident
on March 8 that killed four pupils and critically injured two others.

Aggressive protesters, some dressed in school uniform, attempted to rob
a man on a bicycle but eventually let him go.

Others accosted a bread truck and managed to open its back door. One of
the protesters grabbed a bread loaf before the truck sped off. The loaf
was flung into the air.

Johannesburg metro police officers arrived on the scene later to support
police officials who were pointing shot guns loaded with rubber bullets
at the children.


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